The best protection against breast cancer is early detection, so it’s important to talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about which breast cancer screening tests are right for you. You should also discuss when the appropriate time to start receiving mammograms is, and how often you should have them done.
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast and it’s the most advanced screening technology in the fight against breast cancer. 3D Mammograms are an advanced tool that doctors use to detect early signs of breast cancer before any symptoms occur.
3D Mammography or Digital Breast Tomosynthesis generates a stack of 1 mm slice images (“layers”) of breast tissue. Instead of viewing the complexities of your breast tissue in one flat image, the radiologist can examine the tissue one layer at a time. Fine details are more clearly visible, no longer hidden by overlapping tissue.
Blue Mountain Hospital District is proud to now offer 3D Mammography which is proven to provide better, earlier breast cancer detection for our patients.
3D exams provide greater peace of mind by reducing the chance of unnecessary callbacks for further imaging.
What To Expect With A Mammogram
During a mammogram, a technologist will place your breast on a plastic plate. Another plate will firmly press your breast from above. The plates will flatten the breast, holding it still while the X-ray images are being taken — you will feel some pressure during this process. These steps are then repeated to capture the other breast and different angled views.
Mammography might feel awkward and cause some discomfort. However, it will only take a few moments then it will be over!
You’ll typically receive the results within a few weeks after a radiologist reads your mammogram, and then reports their findings to your doctor.
Here at Blue Mountain Hospital, we care about your health! That’s why we offer convenient local mammograms with the most cutting-edge technology.
3D Mammograms save lives!
How the 3D Mammography exam works.
Contact your primary care provider for a referral or call 541-575-4163 to schedule your appointment today!