Davis Hospital and Medical Center now offers 3D Mammography for breast cancer screening. Certified mammography technologists administer this advanced procedure, and fellowship-trained radiologists interpret the results. 3D mammography offers a heightened level of accuracy compared to traditional mammograms.
How does 3D mammography work?
This new technology allows radiologists to view the whole breast in high-resolution sections, improving the detection rates of invasive breast cancers. Images of the breast are acquired at different angles and a 3D image is created. This can significantly reduce the need for additional imaging following a screening mammogram.
Who is a good candidate for this type of screening?
- Have a family history of breast cancer
- Have a prior history of breast cancer risks
- Have dense breast tissue
- Need a baseline mammogram
Breast Self-awareness and Breast Screening Guidelines
Breast self-awareness means:
- Knowing your personal risk of breast cancer and family history of breast cancer
- Recognizing what feels normal for you through self exams
- Getting clinical breast exams beginning in your 20s and mammograms every year starting at age 40
- Speaking with your doctor about your health and risk factors