Jefferson Health’s Imaging Center, an accredited Breast Screening Center of Excellence through the American College of Radiology, now offers 3D mammography technology with GE Healthcare’s state-of-the-art SenoClaire™ system.
Conventional two-dimensional digital mammography usually takes two images of each breast—top to bottom and side to side—resulting in high-resolution images. With 3D mammography, the X-ray tube moves in a circular arc around the breast, taking multiple low-dose X-rays that a computer assembles as a high-resolution 3D image. With this technology, the radiologist reading the mammogram is able to scroll through the 3D image in “slices” as thin as a dime, examining the entire breast with exceptional clarity and without the problems associated with tissue overlap.
These clearer images give radiologists a more accurate screening tool for breast cancer detection and can mean a reduced need for repeat mammography. With GE’s SenoClaire™, there is little to no increase in dose from a 2D standard mammogram to a 3D view, which means there is no increased radiation emitted during the breast exam. 3D mammography is especially beneficial for women who have dense breast tissue, as well as for those with:
- Prior mammograms that had inconclusive results
- A history of call backs for repeat breast scans
- Past biopsies for suspicious masses or lesions
- Breast cancer or breast cancer history
- A family history of cancer
Talk to your doctor about whether or not 3D mammography is right for you.
For more information on 3D Mammography at Jefferson or other medical imaging services available, please call 856-406-4100.