3D Tomosynthesis Mammography

Early detection is crucial with breast cancer.  Mammography is the best available method of detecting breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be felt by you or your doctor.  The Women's Imaging Center at Guilford Radiology will provide you with the highest quality mammographic imaging care in a private office designed for your comfort.  Our Women's Center technologists are highly experienced and compassionate, and all of our Women's Imaging Center studies, including breast ultrasound and mammography, are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Guilford Radiology is excited to offer 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography to all women getting a mammogram at our Women’s Center.  Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

Our Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis system is made by Hologic, a world leader in digital mammography. The Selenia Dimensions system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and the ground-breaking tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance for all breast types.

3D Mammography has been shown to be a better exam for all women, and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and women with a personal history of breast cancer.

Breast cancer screening with 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography has a 40% higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.   Since the 3D Tomosynthesis technology allows the Radiologist to better evaluate the breast tissue, there is a 30% decrease in the need to call patients back for additional mammographic views.

The 3D Mammography patient experience is similar to a traditional mammogram.  During a 3D exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles.  These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer.  Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.




If you have any questions or concerns about your procedure, feel free to call us at 203-453-5123 or contact us online.