Clearer images. Earlier detection. Fewer false positives.
Brown Clinic is the first in the region to offer you 3D mammography – the newest technology in breast cancer detection. We know breast cancer is most treatable when it’s caught early. 3D technology produces sharper images that provide detail never before possible. It also means fewer false positives, which equals fewer callbacks and greater peace of mind for you.
Screening with 3D Mammography
3D mammography allows doctors to look at your breast tissue one layer at a time. While digital mammography is still one of the best technologies available, it is only 2-dimensional, producing a flat image of the breast. Overlapping tissue in a flat image can make it difficult to see small breast cancers or may make normal tissue appear abnormal.
3D mammography takes multiple pictures of the breast tissue at various angles. These slices are then put together to create a 3-dimensional image – much like the pages of a book. Page by page doctors can see more than when looking at the “book” as a whole.
3D mammography is done in conjunction with a standard digital mammogram. There is no additional compression needed and uses very low X-ray energy, just about the same amount as a traditional mammogram.
Early Detection Saves Lives
If you’re a woman over 40 or have a history of breast cancer in your family, talk to your doctor about whether or not 3D mammography is right for you. You no longer need to travel to experience this technology.
Schedule your appointment today by calling 605.886.8482.