3D Mammography at Parkview Wabash
Because of new technology available at Parkview Wabash, you now have a choice between traditional 2D mammography or the latest 3D mammography used for screening and diagnosis.
Mammography is a simple, quick, non-invasive screening test used in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. The procedure uses low-dose digital imaging to safely create images of the breast tissue. Radiologists read the images to determine whether cancer is present.
To schedule your mammogram at Parkview Wabash, call 877-225-5747.
Benefits of 3D mammography:
- Can detect breast cancer an average of 15 months earlier than standard 2D mammography
- Reduces the number of unnecessary call-backs by up to 40%
- Multiple images allow radiologist to see fine details of breast tissue, regardless of woman’s age or breast density
- Takes only a few extra seconds vs. standard mammography
How are 3D and 2D mammography breast exams different?
As far as your experience, they are not different. The difference is seen from the doctors' perspective because the technology provides them with a more detailed view. 3D mammography complements standard 2D mammography and is performed at the same time with the same system. There is no additional compression required, and it only takes a few seconds longer for each view.