Breast Program

3D Digital Mammography

The newest advancement in digital mammography is 3D Mammography,also referred to as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). Traditional digital mammography results in two dimensional images, in which overlapping tissue can obscure the image making it difficult to identify problems in the breast. Today, with advance imaging capabilities we are able to capture standard mammography views and multiple angled views simultaneously making 3D mammography possible. 3D Mammography gives our breast specialists the ability to see one millimeter slices throughout the breast, reducing issues that were caused by overlapping tissue. The 3D image makes it easier for our breast physicians to recognize normal tissue from abnormal tissue. Research has proven that 3D Mammography not only results in a substantial decrease in unnecessary second visits for additional imaging, but moreover, significantly improves cancer detection.

The Center for Breast Imaging and Diagnosis is pleased to offer this latest advancement in breast imaging to alleviate the inconvenience and anxiety that comes with additional imaging, while improving our mission of early cancer detection.

The medical experts of the Breast Program at the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Radiology and NCCN guidelines recommend that women begin screening with a baseline mammogram at the age of 40, and continue with mammograms every year thereafter. Women who have an increased risk for breast cancer based on their family history may benefit from screening at a younger age. Women who think they may be at high risk should consult their doctor about the most appropriate screening regimen.

St. Joseph Hospital is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Our mammography center is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and certified as meeting quality standards for personnel, equipment and practices under the Mammography Quality Standards Act.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 714-734-6282.