3-D Mammograms in Dallas TX

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3-D mammograms are a powerful tool in breast cancer detection. In fact, studies show that 3-D mammograms are seven percent more accurate than traditional mammograms. Getting ready for your appointment? Here’s what you need to know about 3-D mammograms:

What is a 3D Mammogram?

By using technology similar to CT Scans, 3-D mammograms provide three-dimensional, detailed images of the breast. To see the breast from every angle, the machine moves around the breast, taking multiple X-rays. The images are then formed into 3-D on a computer.

Benefits of 3D Mammography

3-D mammograms provide specific benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved accuracy – 3-D mammograms produce clear, full breast images. Therefore, radiologists are able to distinguish harmless abnormalities from potentially cancerous abnormalities. This results in fewer call backs and less stress for the patients.
  • Easier detection – 3-D mammograms make it easier for physicians to carefully examine each one millimeter layer of breast tissue to more accurately pinpoint shape and location of breast cancers.
  • Earlier detection – Physicians who use 3-D mammograms are able to detect smaller tumors earlier on. If breast cancer is caught in its early stages, patients are less likely to need extensive surgery or chemotherapy.

Who needs a 3-D Mammogram?

Younger women with dense breasts benefit the most from 3-D mammography. However, all women who are getting regular mammograms should try a detailed, 3-D mammogram. For more information on scheduling mammogram, contact Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center at (214) 345-6905.

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