When it comes to women’s healthcare, there are a few practices that are important for a proactive approach. As they get older, it is important for women to have mammograms, which is an X-ray screening and capture of breast tissues for cancer detection and diagnosis. At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, we proudly offer ONsite Mammography. Our professionals in Harrisonburg, VA, can help you learn more about these diagnostic tools.
What Is 3D ONsite Mammography?
3D ONsite Mammography offers an exciting and convenient approach to mammography. This approach uses an X-ray arm that sweeps the area to capture precise images of breast tissues. It is an enhanced technique to capture distinct and accurate images of breast tissue for optimal diagnostic abilities.
Is This Different from a Normal Mammogram?
This mammography method utilizes a very low level of X-ray energy, which is similar to traditional approaches to mammography. However, it is able to capture enhanced images of breast tissue. The 3D imaging produces images in one millimeter segments, allowing technicians better understanding and capture ability of images. Not only does this make this method effective in reducing the need for follow-up imaging sessions, but it also makes 3D ONsite Mammography an exceptional diagnostic tool.
What Could I Expect from a 3D Mammogram?
With ONsite Mammography, it is possible to perform a traditional 2D mammogram and a 3D mammogram simultaneously without any additional pressure or compression. This requires just a few more seconds as the X-ray arm moves in an arc motion over the breast, capturing images of the breast tissues.
This process is relatively short, and it does not require any down time. You should be able to return to your normal daily activities in Virginia. For your convenience, ONsite Mammography is available as a part of your annual wellness exam. Once your images are captured, the X-rays can be shared with the providers you choose.
When Should I Get a 3D Mammogram?
Traditional 2D mammograms are typically recommended to women ages 40 and up. Women with a family history of breast cancer may be recommended to begin annual mammograms earlier than age 40.
This type of mammogram is often used as a diagnostic tool. However, nearly any woman who has a traditional mammogram may pursue a 3D mammogram from ONsite Mammography as a supplemental analysis of their breast health.
If you have questions about these mammograms, our professional staff in Harrisonburg can provide you with guidance during a appointment or during your annual exam.
Schedule Your Appointment!
Interested in gaining further insights about your breast health? Contact us today at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare and schedule your appointment to learn more about 3D ONsite Mammography! Our professional staff proudly serves you from Harrisonburg, Virginia. We look forward to helping you better understand your health.