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Breast Tomosynthesis, 3D mammography

Breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) is the latest and most advanced scientifically-proven technology for the early detection of breast cancer.

It is very similar to a regular 2D mammogram only it creates very thin images of your breast from multiple angles and then renders this into a 3D image. This provides superior depiction of breast tissue enabling more accurate differentiation between normal and abnormal breast tissue and allowing us to determine better what further investigation may be needed.

Highly skilled, dedicated and caring

With our strong patient care focus at materimaging, we will make every effort to ensure your experience with us is as comfortable as possible. During your mammogram, it is very important that the tissue is compressed adequately in order to achieve the best possible images and whilst mammograms are sometimes uncomfortable, they are not usually painful. We will do our very best to ensure we are able to obtain the best possible images with your comfort at the forefront of our minds. For women who experience significant breast discomfort or sensitivity pre-menstrually, it may be best to avoid having a mammogram during this time.


Corresponding Breast Ultrasound

Your doctor may have also referred you for an ultrasound to be performed in conjunction with mammography.

Breast ultrasound is used to provide additional information regarding the breasts, and may clarify any uncertain areas seen on the mammogram. In women under the age of 35 years, ultrasound (rather than mammography) is usually performed as the initial investigation due to the increased density in breast tissue in those under 35.


Onsite Specialised Breast Radiologists

Your results will be reported on the day by an experienced on site specialised Breast Radiologist. Any follow up examinations required can then be arranged through our team.


Mammogram Preparation

Mammogram Preparation: Please ensure all deodorant and talcum powder is removed prior to your scan. Please bring all previous breast imaging films.

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