Please check with your insurance company prior to your appointment to make sure it is covered.
3D breast tomosynthesis is a type of procedure used specifically to image breast tissue.
Forty million mammograms are performed each year,2 but the technology is evolving.
Depending on where a woman lives, she may be able to choose from among three different types of mammography. 3D mammograms, also known as tomosynthesis or “tomo,” use the same x-ray technology as regular “2D” mammograms.
You should always talk to your Primary Care provider or OB/GYN about any new concerns, lumps in your breast, prior surgeries or personal/family history of breast cancer.
In preparation for your procedure we suggest the following: During Tomosynthesis, your breast is positioned between two plates, just like a regular mammogram.
Unlike a mammogram, which captures a 2D or flat image of the breast, a tomosynthesis can be used to produce 3D images.
The X-ray procedure is similar to a mammogram, except the X-ray tube moves in an arc over your breast.
Please note,children will not be allowed in the X-ray room.
Patients will be able to return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.