Also known as: Breast Tomosynthesis (3-D Mammogram)

At Kadlec, we are dedicated to finding cancer at the earliest and most treatable stages.

Kadlec Advanced Breast Care Center is proud to offer highly advanced 3D mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis) as part of its comprehensive women's services. The machine moves around the breast, taking laser-sharp images in thin slices. The radiologist can then view the entire breast in 3-D, moving through each slice to find cancers that may have been obscured in traditional mammograms.

3D mammography has been found to identify up to 40 percent more invasive cancers than conventional mammography and significantly reduces the need for additional images after screening mammograms.

Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. Utilizing advanced technology such as 3D mammography combined with conventional 2D mammography to provide an enhanced 3D image of the breast allows doctors to more clearly view fine details within the breast tissue.

Women without insurance or who are not able to afford a mammogram may qualify for the Kadlec Foundation Mammogram Assistance program. Call to find out if you qualify.

How it works

During a 3D mammogram, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images in just seconds. Those images are reconstructed to form a stack of very thin layers. Instead of viewing all the complexities of the breast tissue in a flat image as with a conventional mammogram, 3D mammography allows doctors to examine the 3D breast layer by layer. Having a better view of the breast tissue increase the efficacy of the test and detecting breast cancer at earlier stages.

2D mammography is available upon request.

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A Center of Excellence

ACRKadlec is the only American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in our area. We are accredited in all areas of breast imaging performed at Kadlec, including:

  • Mammography
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • Breast MRI

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast-imaging programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory mammography accreditation program.