Mammogram and 3-D Tomography

Tomography, also known as 3-D mammography, uses low-dose X-rays to take a series of pictures from different angles. These are put together to make a mini-movie, as well as a two-dimensional conventional mammogram. The low X-ray dose is similar to that of a conventional mammogram, but the information obtained is much more detailed.

A specialist breast radiologist interprets the images, and in consultation with a breast physician or breast surgeon, will make a recommendation for ultrasound imaging or an alternative follow-up.

Breast Ultrasound

Breast ultrasound is done by our skilled breast sonographers. Ultrasound is a very sensitive test, adding valuable information, particularly if the breast tissue is dense or the woman has an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Ultrasound is generally used after a mammogram. However, it might be the first test for younger, pregnant or breast-feeding women.

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