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Types of Mammography

3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

Tomosynthesis is an imaging tool that uses low-energy x-rays to create a 3D image of the breasts.

While conventional mammography takes pictures of the breast from two angles — up and down, and left and right — tomosynthesis takes multiple pictures from many angles.

The experts at Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program may use tomosynthesis in conjunction with conventional mammography to provide the most optimal image of your breasts for a clear diagnosis.

Learn more about 3D mammography​ by Magee-Womens Imagining. »

Digital Mammography

Digital mammography is the use of a phosphor plate, rather than film, to view mammography images.

The Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program uses digital mammography to enhance the breast images when dense breast tissue may be obscuring tumors, such as in:

  • Younger women
  • Women who have had radiation
  • Women who have had hormone replacement therapy

Digital mammography may offer a higher degree of accuracy in identifying tumors and other breast abnormalities for these women.

Learn more about digital mammography by Magee-Womens Imaging. »

Scheduling Your Mammogram

Call 412-641-4700 or toll-free 1-800-649-4077 to schedule a mammogram at any of our conveniently-located Magee-Womens Imaging or Womancare Centers.

If you have specific time and day appointment requirements, please allow at least four weeks for us to accommodate your request.

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