McKay-Dee Hospital offers screening, diagnostic, and now 3D mammograms, each designed to detect breast cancer.
3D Mammography Benefits to Patients
- Provides clearer images
- Similar X-ray dose, compression and views compared with a traditional 3D mammogram
- Detects more breast cancers
- Reduces the chance of being called back for additional mammographic or ultrasound procedures
Who can have a 3D Mammogram?
All women who would be undergoing a standard mammogram are eligible.
What should I expect during a 3D mammogram exam?
The patient experience for a 3D screening mammogram is very similar to the traditional 2D mammogram. The technologist will position you, compress your breast, and take images from multiple angles. The X-ray dose, compression and views for a 3D mammogram are similar to the standard 2D.
Is 3D mammography covered by my insurance?
Since this technology is new, not all insurance companies cover the cost of this preventative screening at this time. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm whether or not 3D mammography is a covered benefit. If it is not, 3D mammography is available to you for an additional cost of $157.
How can I schedule a screening 3D mammogram?
Please give us a call and speak with the mammogram scheduler if you are interested in getting a 3D mammogram.