3D Mammography: A New Dimension in Breast Care
Advanced Imaging for Early Cancer Detection
SSM Health provides a full continuum of breast care to women throughout St. Louis and St. Charles. Our "3D Care" consists of three important components of comprehensive care that establish our leadership in breast health – quality, compassion and technology.
Our new 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography is the latest exam to be added to our advanced array of technology. This revolutionary process allows the physician to better distinguish masses or tissues that might be cancerous from healthy breast tissue.
Dr. Christine Geraghty, radiologist with SSM Health, explains the benefits of 3D Tomosynthesis mammography by noting, "With conventional digital mammography, the radiologist is viewing all the details and complexities of your breast tissue in one flat image.
Sometimes this tissue can overlap, making normal breast tissue look like an abnormal area. By viewing breast tissue in thin layers, the radiologist can provide a more accurate interpretation."
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Watch this video on Tomosynthesis/3D mammography