OMG Now Has 3D Mammography
3D mammography -- also known as digital breast tomosynthesis -- detects breast cancer earlier. With the arrival of our 3D mammography equipment, Oregon Medical Group and its patients are quickly gaining an appreciation for the technology.
With 3D mammography, the radiologist can see multiple layers (or “slices”) of breast tissue, allowing for a much more detailed analysis than a flat image consisting of these layers of breast tissue compressed together. While the technology can benefit all women, it is particularly useful for women with dense breast tissue.
“The goal of a screening mammogram is to detect breast cancer as early as possible, when it is most treatable,” says Michael Milstein, MD, director of the Cedar Clinic at OMG. “Studies have shown that 3D mammography has a significantly higher breast cancer detection rate over two-dimensional images.”
Additionally, the recall rate – women who need additional diagnostic imaging due to changes observed on their mammogram – is anywhere between 15 to 40 percent lower with 3D mammography.
Oregon Medical Group encourages screening, early detection, and early treatment for breast cancer. Women should talk with their doctor about the best screening plan for them based on their age and other risk factors.