For patients, 3D mammography exams offer women a more accurate, clinically proven breast cancer screening technology. Studies have shown a 41% better detection of invasive breast cancers. For many, this may translate into an earlier diagnosis.
Up to 40% reduction in callbacks. For many, this may mean being spared the emotional, practical, and economic burdens of additional diagnostic evaluations, including biopsies
This benefits women of all ages and breast densities.
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that with a 3D mammography exam, radiologists are able to more accurately screen, triage to biopsy, or dismiss a potential false positive — regardless of a woman’s age or breast density.
The experience is comparable to a 2D mammogram. The scan takes less than four seconds and involves a low dose of radiation that’s comparable to conventional 2D exams and well below the safe left set by the Food & Drug Administration.
In 2014 alone, more than 200,000 women were diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer. That’s why innovative screening technology that allows for better, earlier breast cancer detection is critical.
That’s why Diagnostic Imaging Services offers 3D mammography. It is performed at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie.