Roughly one out of ten 2D mammograms results in images that are hard for doctors to interpret, demanding additional follow-up tests, especially among women with dense breasts, whose highly compacted tissue can be invisible to radiation and conceal early breast cancers.
Superior to conventional mammography, the FDA-approved 3D mammography™ exam delivers a series of images for superior clarity and depth, all with roughly the same patient experience and low-dose radiation exposure as a conventional mammogram. More than 100 clinical trials prove that tomosynthesis is 41% more accurate at detecting invasive breast cancers and up to 40% better at eliminating false positives, which can reduce a lot of anxiety and inconvenience, as well as unnecessary follow-up testing like biopsies, making it better all around.
Tomosynthesis enables your doctor and RAI’s board-certified radiologist to discover aggressive cancer cells early, before they have a chance to spread, especially if you have been diagnosed as having dense breast tissue. It is 100% covered by Medicare and many insurance providers.
To take advantage of the benefits of 3D mammography™ exams without a doctor’s referral, call Radiology Associates Imaging at (386) 274-6000 today.