Lower Dose 3-D Mammography
Routine, annual mammograms are the best screening tool available for breast cancer detection because they can detect changes in the breast long before any symptoms appear or any lumps can be felt. When breast cancer is found early, more treatment options are available.
The Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center is one of the first facilities in the area to offer 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis) with CView™ technology. Our Selenia® Dimensions® 3-D system from Hologic, the worldwide leader in mammography, is revolutionizing the way breast cancer is detected by offering a superior mammogram for all breast types.
3-D mammography allows our radiologists to examine breast tissue layer by layer, one millimeter at a time. Instead of viewing all of the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional 2-D mammography, fine details are more visible and are no longer hidden by tissue above or below. Radiologists are able to see suspicious areas more clearly, decreasing the need to come back for additional imaging or unnecessary biopsies.
This technology is extremely useful for women with dense breast tissue. On a traditional mammogram, dense breast tissue appears white and can sometimes hide masses, such as cancer. 3-D mammography overcomes this obstacle.
Research has shown up to a 40 percent reduction in women being called back for additional imaging and it detects more than 41 percent more invasive breast cancers than 2-D mammography.
Patients report that the ergonomic design of this system helps to deliver a more comfortable experience. And, this system offers the lowest possible radiation dose from its advanced detector technology.
All of this combined gives us the tools we need to help improve the detection of breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable, stage.
The Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center is a state-of-the-art facility with the most advanced and sophisticated imaging and diagnostic technology available. Our team is passionate about supporting our patient’s breast health and overall wellbeing.
The Niedland Breast Screening Center is also equipped with this technology, to learn more about the screening center click here.
To schedule an appointment, call 561-263-4414.