Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)
Bethesda Women’s Health Center is one of the first women’s centers in Florida to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. This exciting technology is FDA approved. Bethesda Women’s Health Center is using the Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis system made by Hologic, a world leader in digital mammography. This system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and the groundbreaking tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance.
How Does Breast Tomosynthesis Work?
Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
C-View software is the latest technological advancement in breast imaging. Created by Hologic, the C-View software option provides a lower dose tomosynthesis exam. C-View software generates 2D images from the tomosynthesis data without the need for a 2D exposure, thus reducing the patient's radiation dose and time under compression. 2D images created from C-View software preserve important details from Hologic tomosynthesis slices. A combined Hologic tomosynthesis and 2D exam with C-View software is superior to 2D alone for all breast types, improving diagnostic accuracy while also reducing recalls.
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Call 561.374.5700 to schedule your breast tomosynthesis exam.
For more information about breast tomosynthesis, call the Bethesda Women’s Health Center at 561.374.5300.