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 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.