The Power and Promise of 3D Mammography
3D mammography allows Torrance Memorial breast specialists to examine your
breast tissue layer by layer. This digital technology is combined with
current mammography to increase the visibility of breast tissue.
3D mammography is approved for all women but recommended for women who
have a strong family history of breast cancer, previous breast biopsies,
and those with dense breasts.
Breast Diagnostic Centers are the first in the South Bay to offer 3D Mammography in three locations,
Torrance, Manhattan Beach and Rolling Hills.
How Does 3D Mammography Work?
A 3D mammography exam is very similar to having a digital 2D mammogram.
Like a 2D mammogram, the technologist will position you, compress your
breast and take images from different angles. It only takes a few seconds
longer for each image.
3D mammography works by capturing multiple layered images of the breast
from several angles. A Torrance Memorial Breast Radiologist is then able
to review your breast, one thin slice at a time, almost like turning pages
in a book.
3D Mammography Facts
3D mammography is the most detailed mammogram available
- Detects 41% more invasive breast cancers at the earliest possible stage
- Reduces false positives by up to 40%, which can result in unnecessary biopsies
- No additional compression is required with 3D mammography
- 3D mammography is the biggest breakthrough in breast cancer detection in 30 years
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