Why 3D Mammography?
The 3D Mammography system, the Senographe Pristina, has high image quality and low dose imaging (the lowest dose of all 3D FDA-approved systems vs FFDM). 3D images combined with will produce clearer images that will make it easier for doctors to catch breast cancer early. New comfort features help decrease pain and reduce anxiety associated with the exam with flex compression— sensors identify when anatomy is sufficiently compressed and continues to compress thinner portions of the breast tissue to create a uniform image while helping to reduce patient discomfort.
The Senographe Pristina also offers other comfort features including rounded corners instead of sharp edges that used to poke patients’ ribs, a thinner and warmer image detector that creates less hard, cold material touching the patient and comfortable armrests for women to lean on instead of conventional handgrips so women can relax their muscles during the exam which simplifies positioning, compression and image acquisition.
If you’re scheduled for a digital mammogram, please click here for detailed information about the exam and specifics about how to prepare. If you have further questions, our radiology staff would be happy to speak to you. Please call us at (740) 623-4132.
If you have questions about an upcoming mammogram, please contact our mammographers by calling (740) 623-4132. For more information on Diagnostic Imaging testing and treatments, visit RadiologyInfo.org.