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3D Mammograms: What You Need To Know

3D mammography is an FDA-approved advanced technology that takes multiple images, or X-rays, of breast tissue to recreate a 3 dimensional picture of the breast. It may also be called breast tomosynthesis. It’s different from traditional mammography which obtains just a single image and is 2 dimensional.

The new 3D mammography exam detects 41% more invasive breast cancers than traditional 2D imaging and reduces false positives by up to 40%.

3D mammography allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. Conventional 2D mammography only provides a flat image of the breast. With 3D technology, your doctor can review the complexities of breast tissue and fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.

Extensive research published by the Journal of American Medical Association has found that 3D mammography exam is clinically proven to be superior to conventional 2D mammography. It simply is more accurate.

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