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Lassen Medical Clinic’s 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.
3D Mammography, or Breast Tomosynthesis, produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures.
What is 3D Mammography?
3D Mammography, or 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. During a tomosynthesis 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.
Why is it So Special?
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 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.
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3D Mammography combined with conventional 2D screening has a higher cancer detection rate than 2D mammography alone. Doctors can detect cancer in its earliest stages, reducing the number of false-positive recalls and making breast cancer nearly impossible to hide.
For more information about 3D Mammography, please call us at 530.527.0414.