St. Mark’s Hospital offers 3D mammograms to provide our patients with a more accurate breast cancer screening. Unlike conventional mammograms that only provide doctors with a two-dimensional image of the three-dimensional breast, 3D mammograms provide your doctor with a series of detailed images of the breast. This allows them to better evaluate your breast tissue layer by layer, making fine details more visible and no longer hidden by overlapping tissue.
Learn more about the benefits of 3D mammography below. Schedule your mammogram today by calling (801) 268-7900.
Traditional 2D mammograms provide a two-dimensional image of a three-dimensional breast. Overlapping layers of tissue can sometimes create unclear results, including false alarms or cancer being missed.
3D mammograms provide a series of detailed images of the breast which allows a physician to better evaluate breast tissue layer by layer. This procedure makes fine details more visible and no longer hidden by overlapping tissue.
Yes. 3D mammograms detect 41% more invasive breast cancers, reduce false-positive recalls by up to 40% and can help detect cancer up to 15 months earlier.
Yes. Research shows that 3D mammography can detect cancer up to 15 months earlier than conventional methods. This is extremely important as breast cancer detected early has a 5-year survival rate of almost 100%.
The exam is very similar to the conventional mammogram. Breast position and compression will be the same and scan time will be less than 4-seconds.
At St. Mark’s Hospital we will do everything in our power to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your screening. Our friendly radiology technicians are happy to answer any question you may have. It's a good idea to consult with your physician before scheduling a mammogram for the first time or if you have any questions about the screening process.
You will need to talk to your health insurance provider to make sure. However, any woman who is due to have a traditional mammogram should be eligible for a 3D screening as part of an annual exam.
Schedule your mammogram today by calling (801) 268-7900.