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Mammography

Digital & 3D Mammograms

Mammograms are the imaging tests used to examine breast tissue. They are also one of the best means we have of detecting the early signs of breast cancer. In this low-dose x-ray test, the breast is squeezed from the bottom and top by two metal plates. Images are captured and sent to a computer, which converts the images into several layers that a radiologist can examine one at a time.

It is recommended that women receive their first mammogram between the ages of 40 to 44. You should start receiving annual mammograms between the ages of 45 to 54, and then one every two years from age 55 onwards. Visit our breast care page for more information about mammograms and breast cancer screening.

What is a 3D Mammogram?

Unlike standard digital mammograms, 3D mammograms can create 3D images of the breast tissue, allowing the radiologist to examine the images from different angles. It is recommended that women with dense breast tissue receive a 3D mammogram. It is harder to find abnormalities in dense breast tissue, but 3D mammograms have proven to be more effective and accurate in these situations.

Call us at (800) 828-3627 to schedule your mammogram.