• 3D Mammograms
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    The Breast Imaging Center at Memorial Health University Medical Center offers 3D mammogram technology, which allows us to see more detail and detect tumors at an early stage. It also reduces the stress of unnecessary call-backs and further testing.

    Experienced Breast Surgeons

    CBC TeamThe Memorial Health Breast Imaging Center works closely with the fellowship-trained surgeons at The Center for Breast CareElena Rehl, M.D., and William Burak Jr., M.D., specialize in all aspects of breast health.

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    3D Breast Imaging Center
    Take a tour of our newly renovated Breast Imaging Center featuring 3D mammography technology. We are open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    What to Expect

    A 3D mammogram is very similar to a traditional mammogram, and requires just a few more seconds of your time. A technologist will position you and compress your breast between two plates. An X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, capturing multiple images in just seconds. This produces 3D images of your breast tissue in one-millimeter slices, providing greater detail than traditional 2D mammograms.

    The technologist quickly reviews the images on a monitor to ensure everything is captured. The compression is then removed and the images are sent to our fellowship-trained radiologist for review.

    2D Versus 3D Imaging

    2D vs 3D
    In the traditional 2D mammogram on the left, there is an area of concern that a physician may want to investigate further with an additional mammogram or biopsy. The same breast tissue is shown on the right with a 3D mammogram. The 3D technology captures slices that the radiologist can scroll through like pages of a book. By looking at these slices, the physician can see that the breast tissue is normal and no additional testing is needed. In the 2D image, the area of concern was created by overlapping tissue pressed together in one flat image. This can make normal breast tissue look abnormal.

    Cost and Coverage

    Screening mammograms are covered by most insurance companies. If you have questions about your plan, contact your provider or call us at 912-350-PINK (7465). Resources are available for patients who do not have insurance and are unable to pay.

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