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Breast tomosynthesis

The latest in mammography technology

Breast tomosynthesis, also called 3-D mammography, the latest mammography technology, can produce three-dimensional images of the breast, which leads to better cancer screening and detection. Using this procedure, the breast is viewed as many thin slices, which can be combined into a 3-D picture.

The benefits of 3-D mammography include:

  • Better visualization leading to earlier detection of abnormalities in the breast
  • Clearer images provide a greater level of detail in examining your breast
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies

3-D mammography may be available at a Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center. Talk to your doctor to see if this new technology is right for you.