Lakes Radiology

3D Mammograms

3D Mammograms

‘Mammograms’ are x-ray examinations used for screening / detection of conditions affecting breast tissue such as breast cancer, cysts and lumps and nipple discharge problems.

What to expect from your 3D Mammogram

The breast is scanned over an arch of 30 degrees, during which multiple X-ray images are taken to create a 3D image that shows tissue structures in more detail. With reduced tissue overlap in the image, cancerous cells have fewer places to hide. The compression time is slightly longer than in a 2D exam. 3D imaging supports both screening and additional work-up examinations and biopsy procedures. Mammography and breast tomosynthesis system has been designed to provide the best possible experience in all situations.

Our new 3D Mammogram provides:

  • Fast, calming and reassuring exams for patients – at a low dose
  • Effortless and ergonomic usability for mammographers
  • High-quality 2D and 3D imaging for reliable breast cancer detection

Extra Resources

Know What To Look For 

“I felt a lump,” is a common phrase for those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, but there are many other symptoms or warning signs to watch for:

  • a new lump in your breast or underarm (armpit) 
  • thickening or swelling of part of your breast 
  • irritation or dimpling of your breast skin 
  • redness or flaky skin in your nipple area or your breast 
  • pulling in of your nipple or pain in your nipple area 
  • nipple discharge other than breast milk 
  • any change in the size or the shape of your breast 
  • pain in any area of your breast

Information for Patients: What is a 3D Mammogram?

Information for Health Professionals: What is diagnostic mammography?