Triangle Physicians for Women is pleased to offer our patients the latest technology and convenience in Women’s Health. In our effort to provide one-stop, annual well woman exams, we are now offering the convenience of 3D mammography in our office for your annual breast screening.
A 3D mammography exam is very similar to having a traditional 2D mammogram, but far more accurate in earlier breast cancer detection than any other mammogram. Like a 2D mammogram, the technologist will position you, compress your breast and take images from different angles.
3D mammography works by capturing multiple slices (images) of the breast from several angles, creating a layered 3D breast image. Our radiologist is then able to review your breast, one thin slice at a time, almost like turning pages in a book, which helps them make a more accurate diagnosis. Unlike a 2D traditional mammography where doctors can only see the front cover of a book, thus viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, 3D mammography allows for more detail to be seen.
3D mammography is simply a better mammogram. This technology is clinically proven, and it’s the most accurate mammogram available. It is the biggest breakthrough in breast cancer detection in 30 years.
3D Mammography is especially beneficial for women with dense breasts, which make up between 40 and 50 percent of women aged 40 to 74 in the U.S. Studies have found that women with high breast density have about a four to five times higher risk of breast cancer than women with low breast density. This makes breast density a stronger breast cancer risk factor than many other factors known to increase risk.
On a recent Facebook Live broadcast, Dr. Vulgaropulos along with our mammography technician, Amanda Bruckner, talk with a former patient and breast cancer survivor about this latest technology.
Call us today at 919-678-6900 to schedule your mammogram.