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Tomosynthesis

Tomosynthesis is the most recent advancement in mammography. It is sometimes referred to as ‘3-D Mammography’. This digital technique produces a series of very thin images of the breasts. The ‘sliced’ images serve two key functions. First, the tomosynthesis images decrease the chance of important findings ‘hiding’ behind dense breast tissue, increasing the sensitivity of the study in detecting cancer. Second, overlapping breast tissue on conventional 2-D mammograms is a common reason for extra views. The more the ability of tomosynthesis to slice through the breast tissue decreases this possibility and lowers the need for extra views. Currently, this study is being performed at our West Shore office.