• 3D Mammography/Tomosynthesis

    Is 3D a separate exam or part of my usual mammogram?

    The 3D exam is a procedure which can be performed at the same time as your regular mammogram.

    How long will it take?

    The exam will take approximately 15 seconds longer than your regular mammogram.

    Why is Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging offering 3D mammography/tomosynthesis?

    We take pride in offering the highest quality care for our patients. We are the first to provide 3D mammography/tomosynthesis in Annapolis.

    What are the benefits?

    3D mammography/tomosynthesis results enhance clinical performance through:

    • Earlier detection: By minimizing the effect of overlapping breast tissue, 3D mammography/tomosynthesis can help improve breast cancer screening and detection.
    • Fewer callbacks: 3D mammography/tomosynthesis helps distinguish harmless abnormalities from real cancers, leading to fewer callbacks and less anxiety for women.
    • Better visualization: Radiologists can better see the size, shape and location of an abnormality.

    How much radiation will I be exposed to?

    The radiation dose is essentially the same as your regular mammogram. We have the latest software for this technology. It allows us to use the 3D data set to reconstruct your normal 2D mammogram views.