What are the benefits of 3D mammography?

Dr. Jennifer Rollenhagen, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist

Benefits of 3D mammography include the following: 

  • 3D mammography reduces the chances that women who've been screened have to return for additional views.
  • The radiation dose of a 3D mammogram is the same as that of a traditional 2D mammogram.
  • Both 2D and 3D images of the breasts are captured simultaneously. 
  • With 3D mammography, doctors can assess a woman's individual risk for breast cancer, determine her breast density level and make recommendations for future screening or treatment.

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