3D Digital Mammography

Women who undergo routine mammograms at Methodist Hospitals will have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them.

Methodist Hospitals is the first within a 100-mile radius to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening with a Selenia® Dimensions® digital mammography system. Fewer than 100 of the more than 8,000 breast cancer screening sites in the U.S. have installed this newest generation of digital mammography equipment.

Tomosynthesis is revolutionary technology that gives Radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping breast tissue, a common reason for the increase of benign breast biopsies throughout the country. During a tomosynthesis scan, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles.

These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a three dimensional reconstruction of the breast. This new technology will allow us to more quickly and definitively interpret mammograms, enabling us to diagnose breast cancer at earlier stages, with less need for additional imaging.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime.

Methodist Hospitals is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering 3D breast tomosynthesis digital mammography, it will provide the latest in imaging quality.

To learn more about this innovative technology, download the brochure.