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Breast tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that can offer better cancer detection, fewer call backs and greater peace of mind. It is our standard protocol for all screening mammograms.
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Read findings from large-population studies on breast tomosynthesis.
What is Breast Tomosynthesis?
Pioneered at Mass General, breast tomosynthesis is a breakthrough in mammography that provides a clearer, more accurate view compared to digital mammography alone.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available on our main campus in Boston and at our imaging locations in Waltham and Revere.
Research on breast tomosynthesis in large populations consistently shows:
A New Dimension in Breast Cancer Detection
Conventional digital mammography produces one image of overlapping tissue, making it difficult to detect cancers. Performed with digital mammography using the same scanner, breast tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the entire breast. It allows our specialized breast radiologists to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles. Benefits can include:
At Mass General Imaging, breast tomosynthesis plus digital mammography is standard protocol for all screening mammograms.
Breast Cancer Screening by Specialists
The Breast Imaging Division at Mass General includes a team of specialized breast radiologists from the Department of Radiology who are experts in detecting breast lesions through the use of mammography, ultrasound and MRI. It is part of the Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center on the Mass General main campus.
Milestones in Innovation
Read more about the history of breast tomosynthesis at Mass General
Emphasis on Safety
Ensuring patient safety is our top priority. We pay special attention to minimizing radiation exposure while producing the highest quality image to answer the clinical question. As part of this commitment, we invest in the latest equipment to ensure that our fleet of scanners consistently delivers the lowest dose of radiation possible during an exam.
All Mass General facilities for mammography are licensed and accredited by the American College of Radiology, the FDA and the Radiation Control Program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
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