Most women understand the importance of mammograms for early breast cancer detection. What many may not know is the benefits of new technology that can make mammograms more accurate and safer. In the last two years, mammograms have went from 2D images to 3D and have added in the benefit of C-View imaging software, which has revolutionized the mammogram.
Three Reasons to Insist on 3D Mammography with C-View Imaging
While 3D mammography has been around for a few years, C-View imaging software was only approved by the FDA in 2013. 3D mammography exams, although more detailed and accurate, required an additional 2D mammography. With the new C-View imaging software, that additional scan is no longer necessary. The three benefits of insisting on 3D mammography with C-View imaging are:
- Improved cancer detection. 3D mammography is estimated to be 40% more accurate in early cancer detection than 2D mammography.
- Fewer false positives. One of the main benefits of 3D mammography is fewer callbacks for false positives that require a new scan. This saves time and reduces stress for the patient.
- Less time and radiation. Since only one scan needs to be performed using C-View imaging software, it saves time and reduces the amount of radiation that the patient is exposed to for each exam.
Not all radiology clinics use this new technology. Anyone who is scheduling a routine or exploratory mammogram should ensure that the clinic they choose uses C-View imaging software with their 3D mammography exams. It is the safest, most effective mammogram imaging technology currently available to detect breast cancer at the earliest possible stage.
Posted on behalf of:
Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound & Breast Center, P.C.
Mount Vernon Medical Center
755 Mount Vernon Highway Northeast #310
Atlanta, GA 30328