What is Mammography?
Mammography uses low-dose X-Ray to see inside detailed structures in the breasts.
Screening & Diagnostic Mammograms
Screening Mammograms are used as a preventative screening to try to visualize breast cancer as early as possible before you or your doctor can feel it. Current guidelines from the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year, beginning at age 40.
Diagnostic Mammography is used to evaluate abnormal clinical findings. Diagnostic mammography may be requested by your doctor after a screening mammogram if there is an area of concern needing further evaluation.
3D Breast Imaging or tomosynthesis acts similarly to a CT scan. It captures many high-resolution images, “slices” to see a very detailed look at breast structure. 3D Mammography may result in earlier detection, fewer biopsies, better visualization of dense breast tissue. In most cases, insurance will pay for the 3D Mammogram, so no additional out of pocket is needed.