AboutReid Breast Center
Reid’s all digital, state-of-the-art Breast Center offers digital mammography — and now, 3D Mammography!
Today’s standard in breast cancer screening is 2D mammography. Traditional 2D mammograms are limited by decreasing sensitivity as the density of a woman’s breast tissue increases, or when breast tissue overlaps. This can sometimes lead to a need for additional images. Because of this, Reid Health Breast Center now offers Breast Tomosynthesis. It’s state-of-the-art 3D mammogram technology that is proven to detect breast cancer better than traditional 2D mammography alone.
Breast Tomosynthesis takes many X-ray pictures of each breast from many angles that are not available in traditional mammography. The X-ray tube moves in a 50-degree arc around the breast, taking 25 images during the exam. Those images are then sent to a computer, where they are assembled into a 3-dimensional picture. The result is a more detailed image that helps health providers detect malignant tumors better than standard 2D mammography alone, with fewer recalls. We have added this technology as another top-notch tool to ensure we provide the best evaluation possible based on your need. You should be aware that additional costs may apply depending on your insurance provider.
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