If you are looking to change your annual mammogram routine from 2D to 3D, you may have some questions. Fortunately, if you’ve ever had a 2D mammogram, the 3D experience will come as no surprise. From your side of the exam, very little changes. You’ll notice the machine moving in an arc over you, but otherwise, the process is almost identical to a traditional 2D mammogram. The real difference with 3D (also called tomosynthesis) happens behind the scenes. The radiologist gets a much more detailed look at your breast tissue.
To find out exactly what to expect from your 3D appointment, watch this:
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There are now three Center for Diagnostic Imaging locations that offer 3D mammograms: Auburn, Bellevue and Federal Way. Our newest location in Bellevue is the former Belladonna Breast Imaging Center. Information on all 12 CDI locations in western Washington can be found at myCDI.com/WA.
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