3D mammography at WVU Cancer Institute
What is 3D mammography?
Breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is a breakthrough in mammography that provides a clearer, more accurate view compared to digital mammography alone. Breast tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the entire breast and allows specialized breast radiologists to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles.
What are the benefits?
- Clearer images of dense breast tissue
- Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden during digital mammography
- Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
- Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape, and location of abnormalities
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