When it comes to a breast screening, or any diagnostic exam, you want to be sure your results are as accurate as possible. That starts with experienced and knowledgeable professionals using the most advanced equipment.
UTMB Breast Health and Imaging is pleased to offer innovative technology in screening mammography—3D Mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis.
Texas is one of only eight states that requires commercial insurers to cover the cost of 3D mammograms.
Who should get a 3D Mammogram?
While all women can benefit from a 3D screening mammogram, it is especially beneficial to women who have dense breast tissue. Breast density does not relate to how your breasts feel during your self-exam, but to the density of glandular and supportive tissue.
Research has shown that dense breasts are 6 times more likely to develop cancer. Dense breasts make it harder to detect cancer in a typical mammogram, as the cancerous cells can be camouflaged by the gland tissue. Studies have shown that 3D mammograms are better at detecting cancer in dense breasts.