What is a 3-D Mammogram?
A 3-D mammogram is an innovative imaging technique used for breast cancer screenings.
A 3-D screening captures multiple X-ray images from various angles. These images are then reconstructed into a 3-D representation of the breast tissue, offering several advantages over traditional, 2-D mammograms.
Request a Mammogram
At CHRISTUS Health, patients can receive 3-D mammograms for an advanced, accurate breast cancer screening.
These screenings are especially beneficial for women receiving a baseline screening, women with dense breast tissue, or those with a history of breast cancer.
Please fill out the form to request an appointment. Our team will contact you to schedule your mammogram.
Please note 3-D mammography may not be covered by all insurance carriers. Please ask about coverage when you are contacted call to schedule. 2-D mammography is available if your insurance carrier does not cover 3-D at this time.
Benefits of 3-D Mammograms
3-D mammogram is approved by the FDA as clinically superior to traditional mammography. This advancement provides education and assurance to health care providers and patients in the effectiveness of 3-D mammography.
Compared to conventional 2-D mammography, 3-D mammography has a 41% higher invasive breast cancer detection rate. The 3-D images allow radiologists to examine breast tissue layer by layer, which increases the accuracy of detection.
It reduces the number of women (up to 40%) who are called back for unnecessary screenings due to false alarms. This reduction in false positives means fewer women will need additional imaging or biopsies, which also reduces health care costs, unnecessary discomfort from procedures, and anxiety for patients.
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