Sign in to receive recommendations Learn more Digital tomosynthesis pronounced toh-moh-SIN-thah-sis creates a 3-dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays.
Read more What is Breast Tomosynthesis? Research on breast tomosynthesis in large populations consistently shows: Improved breast cancer detection rates, especially invasive cancers A decrease in call backs, which may lessen anxiety for patients A New Dimension in Breast Cancer Detection Conventional digital mammography produces one image of overlapping tissue, making it difficult to detect cancers.
Performed with digital mammography using the same scanner, breast tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the entire breast. It allows our specialized breast radiologists to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles.
Milestones in Innovation Mass General Breast Imaging team begins pioneering research into breast tomosynthesis February 11, Breast tomosynthesis is approved by FDA March 7, Mass General Breast Imaging team performs the first clinical breast tomosynthesis exam in the United States Mass General Breast Imaging Division adopts breast tomosynthesis plus digital mammography as standard protocol for all mammograms Read more about the history of breast tomosynthesis at Mass General Emphasis on Safety Ensuring patient safety is our top priority.
We pay special attention to minimizing radiation exposure while producing the highest quality image to answer the clinical question. As part of this commitment, we invest in the latest equipment to ensure that our fleet of scanners consistently delivers the lowest dose of radiation possible during an exam.Breast tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that can offer better cancer detection, fewer call backs and greater peace of mind.
It is our standard protocol for all screening mammograms. Pioneered at Mass General, breast tomosynthesis is a breakthrough in mammography that provides a clearer, more accurate view compared to digital mammography alone.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available on our main campus in Boston and at our imaging locations in Waltham, Revere and Danvers. Going to a breast imaging center with dedicated breast imaging staff and radiologists will increase the chances of getting a better exam with a more accurate interpretation, and gain the full benefit of 3D tomosynthesis.
How Tomosynthesis Imaging Helps Get The Best Diagnosis. Computer Assisted Image Creation. For the most part, the procedure for getting a 3D mammogram is the same as the standard old-fashioned x-ray.
Tomosynthesis is a decades-old technique for section imaging that has seen a recent upsurge in interest due to its promise to provide three-dimensional information at lower dose and potentially lower cost than CT in certain clinical imaging situations.
Keywords: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Digital mammography, Computer Aided Detection, Breast Cancer, Breast Imaging, Mammography Introduction The Achilles Heel of screening mammography is the detection of cancer in women with radiographic dense breasts.