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Tomosynthesis

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Tomosynthesis (also known as 3-D mammography) is the most modern screening and diagnostic tool available for early detection of breast cancer.

Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging is proud to offer this service at the Green Spring StationWhite MarshColumbia and Bethesda locations.

3-D Mammography:

  • Detects 41% more invasive cancers
  • Reduces callbacks for a second look by 40%
  • Takes 30 seconds 
  • Has been approved by the FDA
  • Is appropriate for all women

For questions about tomosynthesis, please call our office at 410-583-2702.

What Can I Expect?

During the 3-D portion of the exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images in a matter of seconds.  

A computer then produces a 3-D image of your breast tissue in one millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see tissue details like never before.

While standard 2-D mammography produces a flat image, tomosynthesis creates a three-dimensional rendering of the breast -- which results in greater accuracy, earlier breast cancer detection and a decrease in biopsies and recall rates. 

Request an Appointment

Call 443-997-7237 to request an appointment for your annual screening mammogram. 3-D mammography will be billed to your insurance carrier. If the fee for 3-D mammography is applied to your deductible or is not covered under your insurance policy then you will be billed a $57 fee by Johns Hopkins for the 3-D service.

Video: Mammography and Tomosynthesis

Mammography and Tomosynthesis | Q&A

Johns Hopkins breast imaging expert Dr. Bora Lee explains 3D mammography, or tomosynthesis, and discusses the benefits of this breast cancer screening tool. Johns Hopkins offers tomosynthesis at Johns Hopkins Imaging in Green Spring Station, Maryland.