Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology offers 3D mammography, or tomosynthesis, at each of our women’s imaging centers. We were the first on Long Island to offer the service and remain committed to providing women with the best care. All of the machines feature C-View technology which takes the images from a 3D mammogram and instantly renders them into 2D versions. This provides the radiologist with two sets of images from one exam and exposes women to 40% less radiation than a traditional combination view. Every patient is given a reusable shopping bag before the exam to keep her clothes in and a plush white robe to wear during the exam.
Benefits of 3D Mammography
- Over 40% increase in invasive cancer detection rates
- Up to 15% decrease in callback rates
- Up to 40% less radiation than older 2D/3D exams
After changing into a robe, you will stand in front of the 3D mammography unit. The technologist will place your breasts, one at a time, between two plates. The plates will move to compress and flatten your breast, giving a very uniform breast thickness so that a clear picture of your breast tissue can be taken. You will feel a little pressure, but it is only for a few seconds.
The X-ray arm moves in a slight angle over your breast to capture the series of images for each breast.
Be sure to inform us if you have breast implants. Do not wear any deodorant, antiperspirant, lotions, perfumes, or powders on your breasts or under your arms on the day of your mammogram. These could interfere with the clarity of your images.