3D Mammogram Machine

January, 02 2019

3D Mammogram Machine

It’s no secret that 3D mammograms are far better at detecting breast abnormalities than 2D pictures. Our technology of choice is the brand new Selenia® Dimension® Mammography System from Hologic.

What makes this machine so special? For starters, the Selenia Dimensions is the first in its class to be FDA-approved. It’s the world’s first and only tomosynthesis-guided biopsy. More importantly, its ergonomic design offers the most comfortable patient experience possible. Simply put, it sets a new standard for digital breast imaging.

If you’ve never had a 3D mammogram before, it’s similar to a 2D mammogram and takes about 15-20 minutes. Here’s what you can expect to happen:

Step 1:
You’ll undress from the waist up and put on a gown.

Step 2:
You’ll step into a private room with one of our radiologic technologists.

Step 3:
While standing, the technologist will position you in front of the Selenia® Dimension® machine and place one of your breasts between two compression plates.

Step 4:
When the machine starts, a robotic arm will arc over your breast and take multiple X-ray images. You’ll be asked to hold your breath for 2-3 seconds while images are taken and the compression may cause a bit of discomfort but shouldn’t be painful.

Step 5:
You’ll be repositioned to capture further images and/or have your other breast placed between the machine’s two plates if you are having a bi-lateral exam performed.

Step 6:
You’re all done!

For more information on 3D mammograms, check out the 3D mammogram page under the Services tab and the FAQs page under the Patient Information tab.

Want to learn more about the Selenia Dimensions system? Go to www.hologic.com/hologic-products/breast-skeletal/selenia-dimensions-mammography-system