3D Mammogram vs. Traditional 2D

Advanced Technology for Detection

Early detection remains critical for the more than 200,000 women in the U.S who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. New 3D mammography technology provides your doctor with a more sophisticated view of the breast, which means you get faster, more accurate results.

How 3D works

3D mammography (tomosynthesis) offers a more comprehensive view of the breast than traditional 2D mammography, capturing images at multiple angles with a reduced scan time. The unit takes a series pictures while moving in an arc around the breast to generate a three-dimensional image in just seconds. The 3D image allows your doctor to look through the tissue 1 millimeter at a time.

Advantages of 3D Mammograms

  • Produces a more complete, three-dimensional image, allowing your doctor to see inside the breast in a way never before possible
  • Takes just seconds to capture multiple images and generate a 3D view of the breast
  • Increases the ability to accurately visualize abnormalities in dense breast tissue
  • Leads to fewer unnecessary callbacks, thereby reducing anxiety

How to Schedule Your 3D Mammogram

Call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE to schedule your mammogram or request an appointment online at one of our convenient 3D mammography locations in the Chicago area and Central Illinois.