More accurate detection: By minimizing the impact of overlapping breast tissue.
Earlier diagnosis: Overlapping tissue can hide small cancers in a 2D scan. Sometimes this tissue appears overlapped, making it difficult to see all the individual structures. 3D mammography allows the doctor to better see the different structures as well as the location, size and shape of any abnormal tissue, such as small cancers.
Better detection in dense breast tissue: Dense breast tissue, often found in younger women.
Less Anxiety: 3D mammography can help reduce false alarms. The improved accuracy in diagnosing abnormal structures offered by a 3D view of the breast decreases the number of unnecessary callbacks to women for additional scans and biopsies.