WHAT IS BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS?

Tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram which uses a low dose of radiation to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Tomosynthesis may better identify small tumours in patients who have very dense breast tissue on conventional X-ray examination.

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE ENTAIL?

Tomosynthesis is similar to a conventional mammogram, but X-rays are taken from multiple positions to allow a computer to generate a 3-D image of the breast.

RESULTS

Results will usually be sent to me within a few days of the tomosynthesis being carried out. We will have discussed how we deliver these results to you at your consultation before the tomosynthesis is carried out.

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