3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

The Breast Center at Surgical Associates is excited to announce our new cutting edge Tomosynthesis services, also known as 3D Mammography.

Tomosynthesis enables radiologists to gain a better understanding of breast tissue during screening, as well as increased confidence to reduce the need for follow-up imaging.

This state-of-the-art technology will be available to patients at our Johnston Willis Campus beginning on September 3, 2013.

What is Tomosynthesis?

Tomosynthesis, or 3D Mammography, is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool that produces a crystal clear 3D image of breast tissue. The 3D image is comprised of many small slices, which provide greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast detail and diagnose more accurately. Tomosynthesis has been shown to improve breast cancer detection rates and reduce the need for patient callbacks. It has been FDA-approved to be used in conjunction with traditional diagnostic mammography.

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Risk Factors

Risk Factors and Prevention - Understanding which factors may affect your risk can help your health care provider develop a breast health plan that is right for you.

Family History - Family history and some inherited genetic mutations affect breast cancer risk in both men and women.

Prior History - Breast cancer survivors have an increased risk of getting a new breast cancer compared to those who have never had breast cancer.


Early Detection and Screening

Breast Self Exam - Breast self-exam (BSE) is a tool that may help you become familiar with the way your breasts normally look and feel.

Mammography - Mammography is a screening tool that uses X-rays to create an image of the breast.

American Cancer Society (ACS) Recommendations - Learn about the factors that may affect your risk for breast cancer, and find out what you can do to help detect breast cancer early.

MRI and Other Diagnostic Studies - Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields to create and image of the breast.