At Austin Breast Imaging, we use the technologically advanced 3D Mammogram (also known as digital breast tomosynthesis) for all screening mammograms.
A mammogram is a low dose x-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram.
Screening mammograms performed at Austin Breast Imaging are digital breast tomosynthesis exams, or 3D mammograms, which create multiple layers of pictures of each breast. The images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt and are much more accurate for all women, regardless of breast density. Screening mammograms can also find microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium) that sometimes indicate the presence of breast cancer.