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2D Mammograms or 3D Mammograms

Which Screening Option is Right for You?

When scheduling your annual mammogram, you may notice that you have an option of a regular, 2D mammogram or a 3D mammogram. What’s the difference? A 3D mammogram (also known as tomosynthesis) is considered to be more effective than a traditional 2D mammogram. They’re better at detecting cancer in the early stages, and they also present a clearer picture, meaning that you’re less likely to be called back due to an unclear image.

Another difference is that, while 2D mammograms are covered by insurance, not all insurance companies cover 3D mammograms. This could lead to slightly higher out-of-pocket expenses for patients.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about 2D vs. 3D mammogram screenings!



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