At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, we provide women and, though rare, men in our communities with the highest quality breast imaging services. We use advanced breast imaging procedures and technologies known to yield the most accurate clinical information, helping our doctors make timely diagnoses and better tailor screening and treatment plans. Mammography takes X-ray pictures of the breast.
Breast tomosynthesis is an advanced form of mammography, a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early when it is most treatable. Breast tomosynthesis is not yet available in all imaging facilities. Tell your doctor about any breast symptoms or problems, prior surgeries, hormone use, whether you have a family or personal history of breast cancer, and if there's a possibility you are pregnant.
Access your health information from any device with MyHealth. You can message your clinic, view lab results, schedule an appointment, and pay your bill. The images include thin one millimeter slices, enabling the radiologist to scroll through images of the entire breast like flipping through pages of a book, and providing more detail than previously possible.
For women with dense breasts, mammography may not be enough to adequately screen for breast cancer. When breast cancer is found early, it's nearly always curable. However, early-stage, small cancers can be difficult to see during a mammogram, with nearly one in two cancers missed on standard mammography in women with extremely dense breast tissue.
This exam finds abnormalities that cannot be seen or felt by you or your doctor. Most of these abnormalities are not cancer, but they must be further investigated by a radiologist. The scanner rotates partially around the breast and takes images from many different angles typically 10 to
Henry Ford offers a new and advanced type of mammogram for breast cancer screenings. This mammogram is called digital breast tomosynthesis or DBT. DBT is a breast imaging technology that creates 3D pictures of the breast tissue using X-rays.
A mammogram is imaging of the breasts using low-dose x-rays. It is the only form of diagnostic imaging proven to save lives by finding cancers early and thereby reducing deaths from breast cancer. In mammography, it has led to a whole new dimension to improve our ability to detect breast cancer.
Breast cancers found with 3D mammography were more likely to be smaller and node-negative meaning they had not spread to the lymph nodes compared to breast cancers found with standard digital mammography, according to a study. The research was published online on Feb. Three-dimensional mammography also called digital breast tomosynthesis, digital tomosynthesis, or just tomosynthesis creates a three-dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays.