Great question. NPR’s “Health Shots” explains the benefits of 3D mammography, including new research that shows better detection of cancer with 3D images for women as young as 40 and women 65-plus (two separate studies). “If a breast cancer screening facility offers 3D, women should choose that,” NPR concludes, quoting radiologist Liane Philpotts, MD with Yale Cancer Center: “‘It's really a no-brainer. We just get so much more information with 3D, it seems an obvious choice.’”
3D mammography is becoming the standard breast cancer screening. NH+C’s Breast Care Center offers 3D (and 2D) mammography with state-of-the art equipment. The 3D images are taken as part of your mammogram. You will not notice any difference. To make an appointment, call 507-646-1143.
Contact your insurance carrier before your appointment to ask if 3D Mammography (tomosynthesis) is a covered service and if there are any out-of-pocket expenses to you, such as a deductible.
Learn more here: northfieldhospital.org/mammograms