Tomosynthesis is an advanced type of digital mammography that allows a 3D visualization of the breast. It is especially useful for women with denser breast tissue, which can obscure abnormalities on standard digital mammography.
What should I expect?
During your mammogram, your breasts will be compressed between two plates for a brief time. Women who have implants will require additional views. The radiologist will report the results to your referring physician upon reviewing the images after your exam. They may recommend your physician order additional breast imaging if there are questionable findings.
Who should get a mammogram?
Annual breast screenings are important for most women 40 and older. Some women under 40 may be referred for a mammogram based upon risk factors such as family history.