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3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

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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.

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3D Mammography Now Available At:

  • Magee-Womens Hospital, Oakland
  • Magee​-Womens Imaging, Monroeville
  • Magee-Womens Imaging at UPMC St. Margaret
  • UPMC Hamot Breast Center, Erie
  • Magee-Womens Specialty Center, Erie
  • Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon, Hermitage
  • Magee-Womens Imaging, UPMC Jameson, New Castle
  • UPMC Northwest, Seneca