2D vs 3D Mammograms — What’s the Difference?

2D vs 3D Mammograms — What’s the Difference?

 

Woman’s Hospital conducts more than 40,000 two-dimensional mammograms every year. Despite the introduction of 3D mammography, 2D images remain the industry standard. While 2D mammograms outnumber 3D, the difference between the two is great. 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists view inside the breast, layer-by-layer.

The benefits are clearer, more precise images that allow doctors to effectively identify abnormalities and diagnose breast cancer in its earliest stages.

In the video below, radiologist Dr. Misty Norman discusses the differneces between a 2D and 3D mammogram and how the three-dimensional image can lead to earlier detection of breast cancer.

 

 

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