3D Breast Tomosynthesis

3D Breast Tomosynthesis available at:

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Adamstown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4940 8599

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Bathurst ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6331 3200

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Castle Hill ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9634 4444

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Cumberland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9896 3222

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Dee Why ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9981 3000

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Eastwood ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9858 1500

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Erina ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4367 7100

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Frenchs Forest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9451 1062

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Gordon ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9498 2500

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Maitland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4004 5500

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Mona Vale ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9997 7411

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Moore Park/City East ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8075 3400

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Shellharbour ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4297 3332

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Toukley ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4397 1791

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Westmead ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8892 2950

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

  • 3D Breast Tomosynethsis explained

    PRP has now introduced 3D breast tomosynthesis. This technology is also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 3D mammography 3D breast tomosynthesis provides the most advanced mammographic imaging available for the early detection of breast cancer and thus can play an important role in improving breast cancer survival.

    With 3D breast tomosynthesis, multiple images of each breast are taken from different angles using the latest digital technology. A state-of-the-art software program then produces multiple, fine 1mm slices of each breast. This provides a 3D view, allowing the radiologist to ‘scroll’ through each breast image, one layer at a time. This greatly reduces the effect of overlapping breast tissue that is seen on a standard 2D mammogram.

    3D breast tomosynthesis allows for greater clarity in dense breasts, greater accuracy in characterising abnormalities, and a better chance of detecting breast cancer at an earlier stage. This can lead to a better patient outcome.

    Early studies overseas have shown up to a 43% increase in the breast cancer detection rate.

    In addition, by eliminating the need for additional mammographic views, 3D breast tomosynthesis may lead to a shorter examination time and increased comfort for the patient. The end result is often fewer unnecessary biopsies and other tests.

  • Please Advise us

    Please advise us prior to the examination if you are or if you suspect you may be pregnant.

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    Remember to bring your mammography request form and arrive 15 minutes early to complete any paperwork and to ensure you are ready for your examination at your appointment time.

    Do not wear perfume, talcum powder, lotions or any deodorants on the day of your appointment. These substances can show up on your mammogram and make interpretation of your images difficult.

    It is essential to bring any previous breast-related imaging with you. These can be compared with your latest mammogram to help detect any new changes in your breasts.

    Wear a two-piece outfit so you can easily undress from the waist up.

  • What happens during the procedure

    At PRP, you will receive a standard 2D mammogram and 3D breast tomosynthesis mammogram.

    The experience of 3D breast tomosynthesis is very similar to a standard 2D mammogram. The female radiographer will position and compress your breasts, and the machine will acquire images from multiple angles. The only difference is that you may notice the X-ray machine sweep across your breast during the scan.

  • How long does it take

    There will be a minimal increase in the time of the examination compared to a standard 2D mammogram (approximately four seconds longer per compression).

  • After Your Examination

    There are no restrictions after having this procedure.

  • Your images and report

    After your examination, you will be given a copy of the most pertinent images from your study. A report will be given to you with the images, or sent directly back to your referring doctor by fax or email. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous imaging with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

Services - Mammography

Mammography

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts. Typically, two images of each breast are obtained, allowing each breast to be examined in two different dimensions.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.