This three-dimensional imaging technology uses ultrasound to scan the entire breast while the patient lays comfortably on their stomach, providing complete privacy. There is no breast compression or radiation, and the procedure only takes minutes per breast. The scan produces 3D volumetric images of the breast for review by the radiologist.
Patients who are told by their health care providers that they have dense breast tissue should continue to receive annual 3D mammograms. However, their providers may also recommend an annual 3D whole-breast ultrasound which provides radiologists with a much more detailed view of breast tissue, increasing the likelihood of early detection. These images are then saved alongside the mammogram images and are easily reproducible at subsequent visits, allowing radiologists to compare images side by side to identify any changes that may occur.