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3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

3D Mammography, also referred to as Tomosynthesis, is an imaging procedure 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 different angles. Benefits of tomosynthesis include improved imaging for patients with dense breast tissue. Tomosynthesis can also decrease recall rates for screening mammography.

Board-certified radiologists at Magee-Womens Imaging may use tomosynthesis in conjunction with conventional mammography to provide the most optimal image of your breasts for a clear diagnosis.

The actual tomosynthesis procedure is no different than having a conventional mammogram and typically take 30 minutes to complete.

Learn what to expect during your mammogram.

Schedule Your Mammogram

Call 412-641-4700 or toll-free 1-800-649-4077 to schedule a mammogram at any of our conveniently located UPMC Magee-Womens Imaging locations or request an appointment online.


3D Mammography Now Available At:

  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Imaging (Monroeville).
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Imaging (UPMC St. Margaret).
  • UPMC Hamot Breast Center.
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Specialty Center (Erie).
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Specialty Center (UPMC Horizon in Hermitage).
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Imaging (UPMC Jameson in New Castle).
  • UPMC Northwest.

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