The McLaren Macomb Breast Center is the first in Southeast Michigan to offer advanced 3D mammography for breast screening.
Tomosynthesis 3D imaging is a revolutionary screening and diagnostic tool designed for early detection of breast cancer. The 3D exam is a separate procedure and is performed at the same time as a traditional 2D digital mammogram.
Until recently, the best mammogram was a digital mammogram. Featuring next generation technology, tomosynthesis 3D imaging acquires a series of images of the compressed breast at different angles. The system produces images that represent thin slices of the breast, allowing radiologists to view slices one millimeter at a time with clarity never before possible.
Now, when combined with conventional 2D digital mammography, breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis has a higher cancer detection rate than conventional 2D digital mammography alone.
In addition to improved diagnostic accuracy, tomosynthesis significantly reduces false-positive recall rates, thereby avoiding unnecessary additional testing and reducing patient anxiety. Women who can benefit from 3D mammography particularly include:
- Women with dense breast tissue
- Women with a personal history of cancer
- Women between the ages of 40-60
At the McLaren Macomb Breast Center, appointments are usually available within 48 hours. To schedule an appointment, call (586) 493-3790.
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