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Avestée Women’s Imaging Center Announces It Is Offering 3D Mammography at No Extra Cost
Date:12/5/2013

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 05, 2013

Avestée Women’s Imaging Center of Alamo Heights is one of the few imaging centers in San Antonio to offer 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis technology as part of its comprehensive breast imaging services. Unlike other facilities in the area, there is no additional cost for 3D mammography at Avestee Women’s Imaging Center.

“We believe so strongly in the importance of 3D screening for women that we don’t charge extra for 3D mammograms at Avestée. Every woman who gets a mammogram here receives a 3D mammogram and the price is the same as what they would pay for a traditional 2D screening,” said Avestée founder Dr. Suzanne Dabbous.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography, was approved by the FDA in February 2011 for breast cancer screening. Having a better, more reliable view of the breast tissue via 3D technology helps increase the efficacy of the test and catching breast cancer at earlier stages.

There are many similarities between a 2D/3D combination mode mammogram and the 2D digital mammogram. They take almost the same amount of time, the machine looks the same, and the patient's breast is compressed in the same number of positions. The big difference is that the 3D mammogram collects images as the machine makes a quick arc over the patient’s breast tissue. These images are then reconstructed into a data set allowing the radiologist to examine the breast tissue in 1 mm slices. This 3D visibility effectively removes summatio
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