3D Mammography

What is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray image of the breast that helps doctors detect abnormalities in breast tissue. Though, 乳房x光检查不能检测出这些异常是否为癌症, 它可以检测你是否需要寻求进一步的治疗. Now, thanks to 3D mammograms, doctors are capable of detecting cancer more accurately.

Early Detection

Experts recommend that women get regular mammogram screenings based on their age and health history, as one out of eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Detecting breast cancer can increase the five-year survival rate to almost 100%.


What is the Difference Between 2D & 3D Mammograms?

With a 2D mammogram, 每个乳房拍两次x光片, from top to bottom, 当乳房被压缩时,从一边到另一边. 乳房由脂肪组织组成, blood vessels, milk ducts, and ligaments, which can make it difficult to diagnose any abnormalities due to the compressed tissues overlapping. With 3D mammograms, physicians are able to view the many layers and angles within the breast tissue. The images of a 3D mammogram are more clear, as the doctor can view each slice that was taken.

Insurance coverage may vary due to the new technology of the 3D mammography. Please check with your insurance carrier to find out your benefits and coverage.

If you have any questions, please call our Radiology Department at (912)367-9841 ext. 1241.

To schedule your mammogram, please call our Scheduling Department at (912)367-1200 Monday-Friday 8am–4:30pm.