The Breast Center at CARTI features the most leading-edge technologies, including 3D mammography with a SmartCurve paddle for a more comfortable exam.
The 3D mammography machine takes a high resolution 3D image and reconstructs it in 2D, allowing for a faster exam, less time in compression and as much as a 40% reduction in radiation exposure. The SmartCurve paddle is curved like the breast, which allows for more comfortable compression and a more inclusive visualization of all of the breast tissue.
When comparing the technology of a standard 2D mammogram with that of a 3D unit, Dr. Smith-Foley, breast imaging specialist at The Breast Center at CARTI, uses the analogy of a book. “While a 2D image only allows you to see the cover of the book, a 3D image allows you to look at specific details on individual, interior pages,” Smith-Foley said. “By taking a deeper look at the breast, 3D digital mammography increases detection in women age 50 and younger, pre- and peri-menopausal women and women with dense breast tissue for whom traditional mammography is less sensitive.”
Additionally, 3D mammograms reduce the number of false positives, which reduces unnecessary follow-up testing and anxiety for patients.
With the most advanced technologies at the center of its standard of care, The Breast Center at CARTI provides world-class care for patients who are proactively concentrating on breast health as part of their overall wellness.
Schedule your mammogram today at The Breast Center at CARTI.
For more information, call 501.537.MAMO or visit CARTI.com/breastcenter.