3-D Mammography

3D Mammography, or Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), is one of the latest technological innovations in women’s healthcare. It enables images of the whole breast to be taken in slices, helping your doctor see in between the breast tissues to search for possible abnormalities. 


  • Why 3D mammography?
    Digital mammography is evolving from 2D to 3D breast imaging. This new technology helps to see behind normal breast tissue, where cancer could remain hidden in 2D images, and between overlapping breast tissues to see more clearly through the breast. Studies show 3D mammograms increase detection of cancer and reduce callbacks for additional imaging.
  • Why choose 3D mammography?
    How does it work? Similar to a standard mammogram. During the exposure, the X-ray tube moves to capture multiple images of the breast from different angles. Reconstructing these images in 3D enables doctors to see all around and between the breast tissues to help perform an accurate analysis.
  • How does it compare to a 2D mammogram?
    The two are similar. Digital breast tomosynthesis is carried out with the same degree of compression, and image acquisition for the slices is short. The 3D image reconstruction also enables excellent image quality.
  • How often should a patient get a 3D mammogram?
    The recommended frequency of screening examinations remains the same as for 2D examinations.
  • Can all patients benefit from it?
    3D mammography can be used with most women & for any type of breast, even for women with dense breasts.