Tomosynthesis (also known as 3D mammography) is a revolutionary screening and diagnostic tool designed for early detection of breast cancer that can be done in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram.
Johns Hopkins Imaging is proud to offer this service at the Green Spring Station location.
- Takes four seconds
- Has been approved by the FDA
- Is particularly effective for women with dense breast tissue and those with an increased risk for breast cancer
- Is performed in conjunction with a routine mammogram
For questions about tomosynthesis, pleae call our office at 410-583-2702.
What Can I Expect?
During the 3D portion of the exam, the X-ray arm -- which uses a comparable radition dose to a traditional mammogram -- sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images in a matter of seconds.
A computer then produces a 3D image of your breast tissue in one millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see tissue details like never before.
While standard 2D 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.
Schedule an Appointment
Call 410-735-7100 to schedule your annual screening mammogram appointment. Currently, 3D mammography is not covered by insurance and there is a fee of $100 for this exam. The fee is due at the time of service.
Video: Mammography and Tomosynthesis
Mammography and Tomosynthesis | Q&A
Johns Hopkins breast imaging expert Dr. Susan Harvey 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.