Do you know when to have a mammogram? According to the American Cancer Society, women should consider a 2D or 3D mammogram when they reach the following ages:
For women of all ages, routine self-exams are essential. It's important to be aware of how your breasts should look and feel, and to regularly check for changes such as lumps and abnormalities.
We are excited to announce that our patients are able to benefit from the latest advancement in digital breast imaging; breast tomosynthesis, better known as 3D mammography, in Huron, Norwalk, Fremont, Sandusky and nearby.
3D mammography is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool to improve the early detection of breast cancer. This procedure complements standard 2D mammography and is performed simultaneously, using the same positions and compression. 3D mammography captures multiple slices of the breast to produce a clear, 3 dimensional reconstruction of the breast, allowing radiologists to review the beast tissue one layer at a time.
3D mammography takes a few seconds longer than 2D mammography and delivers a radiation dose well within the FDA regulated limit for mammography.
The many 3D mammography benefits include, but are not limited to:
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