3D mammography is a special kind of mammogram that uses several low dose X-rays obtained at different angles to create multiple images or sequential slices
Cytecare hospital has introduced Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, popularly known as 3D-Mammography, for women. 3D mammography is a special kind of mammogram that uses several low dose x-rays obtained at different angles to create multiple images or ‘sequential slices’ that step through the breast tissue and allows radiologists to see more clearly. The breast is positioned and compressed in the same way as for a 2D mammogram but the X-ray tube moves in a circular arc around the breast. It takes less than 10 seconds for the scan. The X-ray information is sent to a computer, which produces a focussed 3-D digital image of the breast.
Talking about Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Dr Mukta Mahajan, Consultant Radiologist, Breast Imaging and Intervention said, “The most important aspect as a breast radiologist at Cytecare Hospital is to spread awareness about personal risk-based screening and extent evaluation of breast cancer prior to planning treatment.”
3D mammography has shown to reduce percentage of missed cancers by 15 per cent. More recent studies show about 30 per cent increased 3D mammography sensitivity and specificity compared to 2D Mammography with a recalls reduction in screening by approximately 40 per cent.