What Should I Expect During My 3D Mammogram?
The process of a 3D mammogram is very similar to a conventional 2D mammogram. The technologist positions you, compresses your breast, and takes images from different angles. With a 2D exam, a woman gets two X-rays of each breast, from top to bottom and side-to-side. With three-dimensional imaging, the machine moves around the breast in an arc, taking multiple X-rays from different angles. This technology allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer.
What are the Advantages to a 3D Mammogram?
Instead of viewing the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
• Better, earlier detection
• Increased accuracy
• Greater peace of mind
Ask your provider to request the 3D tomosynthesis mammogram when writing the order for this screening mammogram.*
4 Locations for Memorial 3D Mammograms
- Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Imaging, Main Campus
- Memorial Diagnostic Center, Cedar Lake (Biloxi)
- Memorial Diagnostic Center, Diamondhead
- Memorial Diagnostic Center, Acadian Plaza (Gulfport)
*Please verify this screening mammogram is covered by your insurance.