3D Mammography

A diagnostic mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breasts. This is performed when unusual signs or symptoms are discovered in one or both breasts, i.e. a lump, tenderness, nipple discharge or skin changes.
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What is 3D Mammography?

MIA Radiology strives to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and now we have added Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammogram) to our breast imaging services. A 3D Mammogram is a refinement to a traditional Mammogram, allowing the Radiologist to examine breast tissue in thin slices typically one millimetre thick. The X-Ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking a series of images at various angles. The scan is completed in just seconds and the image is then converted into a stack of very thin layers or slices to build a 3D image of the breast.

We also offer an expert Women’s Health Service including mammography, ultrasound and breast MRI services.

Key Benefits 

The key benefit of 3D Mammography over traditional 2D Mammography is improved accuracy and decreased false positive findings. 3D Mammography is superior in discerning overlapping structures in the breast which may mimic the appearance of breast cancer or in fact hide true cancers. This decreases the need for additional work up and therefore significantly decreases patient anxiety.

This information is credited to Inside Radiology, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR). insideradiology.com.au June 2014

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