Breast tomosynthesis shows the breast layer by layer, giving the radiologist a better view of the inside of the breast. Multiple images, or "slices," are taekn at different angels to expose detail that may be obscured by overlapping tissue. The procedure is very similar to a traditional mammogram except tomosynthesis takes a few seconds longer. 3D mammography improves early detection of cancer and decreases call backs.
Breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) is currently only available at the following locations: