About 3D Mammography
This simple exam uses low-dose X-rays to produce multiple images of the breast, allowing our expert breast imagers to view the breast in layers. A sequence of images is taken of each breast from different angles, providing a more detailed and precise evaluation of the breast tissue than traditional 2D mammography. With 3D mammography, the images are clearer and the accuracy is greater, offering improved cancer detection, particularly with more aggressive and invasive cancers.
For some patients, physicians will request additional imaging, like breast ultrasound or breast MRI, or even a needle biopsy, when more information is needed. Rest assured that our physicians are experts in their field, providing prompt and accurate diagnoses and support along the way. As part of our breast screening programs, we provide breast density and breast cancer risk assessments, which allow us to create personalized screening strategies for our patients.
› Learn more about screening for breast cancer and other breast health services, including our Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic.
You have questions. We have answers.
Below you'll find answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked by patients. Please contact our ARA Cares Coordinator at (828) 436-5500 with any additional questions or concerns.