3D Mammography Services
3D Mammography can improve the early detection by 40% -- putting an important and invaluable advantage in your hands when it comes to managing your well-being.
The current gold standard in imaging detection technology, 3D Mammography is proudly offered at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Ray Moody, M.D., Breast Center, thanks to the generosity of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation.
3D mammography can also reduce the number of patients requiring follow-up testing, and is proven to:
- Detect breast cancers earlier
- Detect breast cancers that aren’t found by traditional imaging
- Provide greater accuracy in pinpointing tumor size and location
- Reduce the number of patents who require follow-up testing, which may lessen anxiety for patients
Early detection of breast cancer is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer.
Women, age 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Ask your doctor about regular mammography exams. Call 845-333-7040 today to schedule your mammography at Orange Regional Medical Center.
How Does 3D Mammography Work?
3D mammography produces three dimensional images of the breast from multiple angles using a small rotating digital scanner. Imaging technologists can then move and enlarge the images to view any area of concern. When used in conjunction with 2D digital mammography, this increases the detection of abnormalities earlier and is extremely accurate at pinpointing tumor size and location.
What To Expect During The Exam?
During the tomosynthesis portion of the exam, your breast will be under compression while the x-ray arm of the mammography machine makes a quick arc over the breast, taking a series of breast images at a number of angles.
The whole procedure should take approximately the same time as that of a traditional mammogram. The technologist sends your breast images electronically to the radiologist, who studies them and reports results to either your physician or directly to you.
Who Should Get 3D Mammography?
Women over 40, once annually as long as in good health. Also, women who have breast-related symptoms may benefit from 3D mammography after evaluation from their doctor.
How Much Radiation Will I Be Exposed To?
The amount of radiation exposure is equivalent to screen film mammography.
Mammography services at Orange Regional meet quality standards for equipment, personnel and practices according to Mammography Quality Standards Act guidelines. Mammograms are performed by a female NY State-licensed registered technologist, interpreted by a radiologist.
Receiving Test Results
Once images are taken, they are immediately available for review by your doctor through our secure Web viewer. Test results are delivered electronically via our GE IntegradWeb Picture Archive Computer System (PACS) to aid in fast diagnosis.
To request a copy of your diagnostic imaging exam, call us at: 845-333-1222