Mammography 101

The latest mammography techniques

A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. It can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. It can also be used if you have a lump or other sign of breast cancer.

Screening mammography is the type of mammogram that checks you when you have no symptoms. It can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70. But it can also have drawbacks. Mammograms can sometimes find something that looks abnormal but isn’t cancer. This leads to further testing and can cause you anxiety. Sometimes mammograms can miss cancer when it is there.

Because of this, researchers and doctors are continually seeking better ways to detect breast cancer as early as possible . Mammography has been used for many years and we have found several ways to make it even better as new technology is discovered! Worldwide, most screening mammography is performed using 2D scans but the latest technology using 3D scans is growing. This 3D technology is formally called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis but we will refer to it here as 3D mammography.

The good news is your radiologist can use Transpara AI with both 2D and 3D mammography!

3D scans have many more images and typically
take twice as long for clinicians to read.

Transpara works on both 2D and 3D mammography