Offering 3D Mammograms in Williamsport, Muncy & Wellsboro, PA
Breast tomosynthesis, known as 3D mammography, is the latest breakthrough in breast health care and breast cancer detection. It provides a clearer, more accurate view of the breast and allows doctors to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of any abnormalities. This can lead to better detection, fewer false positives and greater peace of mind.
If you have dense breast tissue, you may already know that 3D mammograms are recommended to thoroughly assess your breast health. Now, the most recent advancement in breast examination technology is available at UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence Campus, UPMC Muncy, and UPMC Wellsboro.
Get more information about this breast imaging procedure by reading our 3D mammography Q&A.
Benefits of a 3D Mammogram
A 3D mammogram is performed in the same manner as a traditional mammogram; in fact, the equipment and exam room layout remain the same. The difference rests in the camera angles and number of images taken as the breast is scanned. The images create a 3D rendering of the breast where the exact location of small tumors can be shown.
Why Is 3D Mammography Performed?
Your doctor may recommend a 3D mammogram if you have very dense breast tissue or if you have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Research suggests that 3D mammography allows radiologists to make more accurate interpretations of dense breast tissue.
During a 3D mammogram, a 3-dimensional rendering is created of internal breast tissue, allowing a radiologist to view the breast in 1-millimeter sections, instead of just the full thickness from the top and from the side.
UPMC provides 3D mammograms in Wellsboro, Muncy and Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas for the prevention and detection of breast cancer.