our 3D imaging system allows you to find cancers earlier, significantly improving your cancer detection rate compares to conventional 2D mammography.
- Earlier cancer detection than conventional digital mammography.
- More accurate than conventional digital mammography.
- Masses, distortions and asymmetric densities are better visualized with breast tomosynthesis.
- Breast tomosynthesis gives radiologists the confidence to reduce false positives, one study reporting a 40% call-back reduction.
Breast tomosynthesis, known by the moniker, 3-D Mammography, uses high powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers, building what is essentially a “3-D Window" into breast tissue.
Now the breast imaging specialist can see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible. Instead of viewing all the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, the doctor can examine the tissue a few millimeters at a time. Fine details are more clearly visible, no longer hidden by tissues above and below.
The Breast Diagnostic Centers of Auburn and Federal Way offers this advanced technology to all women, not just select cases.