What is 3D Mammography?

3D mammography, also referred to as Breast Tomosynthesis, is the newest technology for earlier detection of breast cancer. With this FDA approved digital technology, radiologists are able to detect smaller tumors sooner; up to two years before the tumor is large enough to be felt. Through early detection, a woman’s chances of survival increase significantly, and she may have more treatment options available. 3D technology is particularly beneficial for women with a family history of breast cancer and women that have Dense Breast Tissue, frequent mammogram callbacks, or fibrocystic changes.

Will my insurance cover a 3D mammogram? Does it cost more?

Medicare and most other national providers cover an annual 3D mammogram. A 3D mammogram can be done in conjunction with a screening or a diagnostic mammogram. If for some reason your insurance does not cover the 3D portion of your exam, an additional cost will be charged at the time of service. For more information about this, please contact your local Touchstone facility that offers 3D mammography.

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