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Tomosynthesis


St. Mary’s Medical Center offers the most comprehensive breast imaging capabilities found in San Francisco and is proud to offer mammogram screenings utilizing next-generation tomosynthesis (3D mammography) technology.

Using breakthrough three-dimensional imaging technology, tomosynthesis offers more accuracy than a standard mammogram. A tomosynthesis mammogram is a fast, FDA-approved exam in which the breast is positioned the same way as in a conventional mammogram.

Benefits Of Tomosynthesis

The benefits of tomosynthesis include:

  • Earlier detection of small cancers – a factor that dramatically affects survival and treatment.
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities, which results in fewer follow-up office visits and unneeded biopsies.
  • Better detection of multiple breast tumors, which can occur in 15 percent of breast cancer patients.
  • More precise images of dense breast tissue.

Schedule A Mammogram Online

St. Mary’s allows you to schedule your mammogram appointment online in just a couple of minutes. Visit our online appointment system to schedule your appointment.

Schedule your mammogram online – click here.

Learn More About Us

To learn more about our breakthrough tomosynthesis technology or to contact our Center for Women’s Health, please call 415.750.HERS