3-D mammography can help clinicians evaluate dense breasts. In fact, the type of mammography offered through Tidelands Health has earned FDA approval as superior to standard 2-D mammography for routine cancer screenings of women with dense breasts.
“3-D has been proven to detect more invasive cancers,” says Tidelands Health radiologist Dr. John Hungerford. “Also 3-D mammography can reduce the number of call-backs for additional testing, which potentially saves some women the difficulty and expense of having to get more tests.”
Not all health care providers offer 3-D mammography like Tidelands Health, so make sure you inquire with your care provider to see if that service is offered.
If you are concerned about your breast density, talk to your physician. He or she can provide guidance on mammography options and your risk of breast cancer.