Welcome to Tualatin Imaging P.C. We would like to take this opportunity to share some important news about a new option we now offer for breast cancer screening called digital breast tomosynthesis (3D tomosynthesis).
3D tomosynthesis is a revolutionary new technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the appearance of overlapping tissue. During a tomosynthesis scan, multiple low dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a three dimensional reconstruction of the breast. Tomoynthesis combines the advantage of digital mammography with a 3D perspective.
The patient’s experience in having tomosynthesis performed is nearly identical to undergoing a standard 2D digital mammogram. The scan takes less than 10 additional seconds. The process will feel no different than a traditional mammogram.
3D tomosynthesis has been found to be useful for all breast types, but the greatest benefit is for women with dense breasts, where the chances of a mass being obscured by overlying dense glandular tissue is significantly reduced.
Tualatin Imaging takes pride in offering the highest quality of care for our patients and we are very excited about the benefits that 3D tomosynthesis can provide.
If you have questions about 3D tomosynthesis please feel free to contact the Legacy Meridian Park Breast Health Center at 503-692-2221 and hit the # key at the voice prompt.