What is a 3-D Mammogram?
At CHRISTUS Health, patients can receive 3-D mammography screenings which is an effective way to detect breast cancer. These screenings are beneficial for women receiving a baseline screening, women with dense breast tissue, or a history of breast cancer.
Please note 3-D mammography may not be covered by all insurance carriers; please ask about coverage when you 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
This is the only 3-D mammogram approved by the FDA as clinically superior to traditional mammography.
Compared to conventional 2-D mammography, 3-D mammography has a 41% higher invasive breast cancer detection rate.
It reduces the number of women (up to 40%) who are called back for unnecessary screenings due to false alarms.