Similar to digital mammography, tomosynthesis has been described as the next generation of digital screening. It’s often referred to as three-dimensional mammography because it provides advanced breast imaging using a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstruction to create three-dimensional breast images. Like mammography, it helps diagnose and detect breast abnormalities.

Whilst mammography is the best screening breast cancer tool it doesn’t detect all breast cancers. On a case-by-case basis, our specialists may wish to investigate a patient further using breast tomosynthesis.

How is breast tomosynthesis performed?

This is a non-invasive procedure. Your breasts are compressed between two plates and an x-ray tube moves across the plates in an arc formation, capturing multiple images of both breasts from different angles. The two-dimensional images are then reconstructed into three-dimensional images using computer technology. The three-dimensional images help reveal what’s behind, in and around any overlapping breast tissue.



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