MIT Medical's Radiology Service uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D mammography system known as "breast tomosynthesis." Conventional mammography produces a single, flattened image of the breast, in which small breast cancers may go undetected. In contrast, breast tomosynthesis creates a three-dimensional rendering of the entire breast. In addition to providing greater accuracy in locating abnormalities, the clarity of the image means fewer call-backs for biopsies or additional tests, since areas that might be deemed "suspicious" on a conventional mammogram can be seen as benign in 3D.
Watch the video to see a breast tomosynthesis exam at MIT Medical and learn more about the process and procedure.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.—4 p.m. To make an appointment, just call MIT Medical's Radiology Service at 617-253-4905.