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Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography

Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography

The McLaren Clarkston Breast Center is the first in Southeast Michigan to offer advanced 3D mammography for breast screening.

What is a Tomosynthesis 3D mammography 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.

What are the benefits of Tomosynthesis 3D mammography breast screening?

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

How to make an appointment at the McLaren Clarkston Breast Center

At the McLaren Clarkston Breast Center, appointments are usually available within 48 hours.

To schedule an appointment, call
(248) 922-6810