How does it work?
A 3-dimensional image of your breast provides better images for screening
and diagnosis. It’s
like seeing the pages inside a book, instead of just the front and back cover. During the exam, the x-ray
arm sweeps in a slight arc over your breast, taking multiple images that
create a 3-dimensional image of your breast tissue.
What can I expect?
The experience of a 3D mammogram is
similar to that of a standard mammogram and can be scheduled at an Imaging Center for Women. There is no additional
time or compression required. Very low x-ray energy is used during the
exam, about the same amount as a traditional mammogram.
With conventional mammography, the radiologist is viewing all the complexities
of your breast tissue in a flat image. By looking at the breast tissue
in one millimeter slices, the
radiologist can provide a more confident assessment. They are able to page through these views like a book, identifying issues
missed by conventional 2D mammography.
To schedule your 3D Mammogram, please call 540.741.XRAY (9729).
Visit the following links to our 3D Mammogram locations for more information
or to schedule an appointment online: