3D Mammography Shows a 41% Increase in Invasive Cancer Detection
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3D mammogram, please call (770) 736-2551.
Eastside is the first hospital in Gwinnett County to offer 3D Mammography for screenings. 3D Mammography results in a 41% increase in invasive cancer detection while decreasing patient call backs.
This revolutionary Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ technology enables the radiologist to view the breast layer by layer which allows earlier detection of small cancers that may be hidden in the surrounding tissue.
Benefits of 3D Mammography
- Significantly increases breast cancer detection
- Minimizes anxiety and extra costs
- Reduces unnecessary biopsies
- Provides earlier detection of small cancers that may be hidden in the surrounding tissue
Who Should Choose a 3D Mammogram?
Anyone can request a 3D mammogram. No doctor's order is necessary for the screening mammogram. However, experts reccommend 3D mammography if you have:
- Previous mammograms with inconclusive results
- Dense breast tissue
- Been previously called back for repeat breast scans
- Past breast biopsies for suspicious masses
- Breast cancer, or have a family history of cancer
Frequently Asked Questions
A 3D mammography exam is very similar to having a traditional 2D mammogram. Like a 2D mammogram, the technologist will position you, compress your breast, and take images from different angles.
There’s no additional compression required with 3D mammography, and it only takes a few seconds longer for each view.
The technologist will view the images of your breasts at the computer workstation to ensure quality images have been captured for review. A radiologist will then examine the images and report results to either your physician or directly to you.
It is the biggest breakthrough in breast cancer detection in 30 years. 3D mammography detects 41% more invasive breast cancers and reduces false positives by up to 40%. This means one simple thing: early detection.
Genius™ 3D mammography is the first and only clinically superior 3D mammography approved by the FDA.
3D mammography allows doctors to see masses and distortions associated with cancers and precancerous cells significantly more clearly than conventional 2D mammography. Instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.