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Published on May 10, 2016

3D Mammography Tomosynthesis

Find out when you should start having mammograms.

Tomosynthesis technology, now the standard for mammography exams for Concord Hospital Breast Care Center, creates three-dimensional breast images that help detect cancer earlier than previously possible. Because breast tissue is made up of pockets of dense tissue surrounded by fat, traditional two-dimensional images could be hazy, making it difficult to see early signs of cancer. 3D mammography converts breast images into layers o “slices,” allowing radiologists to look at breast tissue in far greater detail, detecting abnormalities not detected with two-dimensional images.