The OHSU Breast Center offers conventional digital mammography, as well as three-dimensional (3D) mammography technology. This new 3D system, also called breast tomosynthesis, helps your doctor examine your breast tissue in closer detail.
Performed at the same time as your regular mammogram, 3D mammography helps find breast cancer earlier and gives fewer "false positive" results. During a 3D mammogram, several images of the breast are taken at different angles. The radiation dose is about the same as conventional mammography.
Watch this video to understand your 3D mammography options.
Video credit to Hologic, provider of OHSU's 3D mammography systems.