Tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is the standard of care we provide for screening breast tissue for possible signs of cancer. This technology is particularly useful to screen women that have dense breast tissue. There is no additional compression required, no additional radiation exposure and it only takes a few more seconds than a traditional mammogram.
3D screening mammograms are a covered benefit under most health insurance plans. If you have questions, ask your insurance provider about your coverage or call us at 314-567-4449.
NOTE: Annual mammograms are recommended for women beginning at age 40, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). The American Cancer Society (ACS) also recommends that women have the choice to begin mammography screening at age 40.
Now offering 3D/tomosynthesis-guided breast biopsies
3D/tomosynthesis technology can also be used in other breast care services. The Midwest Breast Care Center team is excited to offer 3D/tomosynthesis-guided breast biopsies. 3D biopsy capability is important because some suspicious lesions are only visible on 3D imaging. To learn more about this new service, click here.