In April 2015, Siemens Healthcare (Erlangen, Germany) received US FDA approval for its True 3D Breast Tomosynthesis option for the MAMMOMAT Inspiration digital mammography system.12
We're proud to expand our service offering to include tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography—the newest and most advanced technology in breast cancer detection.
3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis) - The Women's …
An optional service for mammography patients, tomosynthesis can offer better visualization for radiologists who are helping certain groups of patients—particularly those with dense breasts. This improvement in visualization can result in fewer callbacks and, thus, less anxiety for patients.
ICPME - 5103-401A Synthesized 2D Mammography + …
Traditional two-dimensional (2D) mammography captures two static images of the breast. One particular shortcoming of 2D technology is the overlapping of breast images that can decrease accuracy of interpretation. With digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), an X-ray beam sweeps in an arc of 15 to 50 degrees (depending on the manufacturer) across the breast, and an electronic detector digitally captures between nine and 25 X-ray projection images.1-6 These images are generally captured in two views: craniocaudal (head-to-toe direction) and mediolateral oblique (angled side-view).2,3,5 The data from these projections are used in computer algorithms to reconstruct a series of parallel thin "slices" (tomographic images) corresponding to 0.5 mm to 1 mm intervals through the breast. The slices create a three-dimensional (3D) volume of data that represents the breast's tissue structures.
Better Mammogram Poll - Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY
Using case examples, this webinar addresses the challenges presented by 3D Mammography™ and tomosynthesis-directed biopsy; how to safely and effectively perform 3D™ breast biopsy with tomosynthesis; the potential complications and challenges of 3D™ breast biopsy with tomosynthesis; and comparison of upright and prone biopsy techniques.
Tomosynthesis | Covenant Health
Mammography systems are designated as Class III medical devices by Health Canada. In Canada and the United States (US), DBT screening must include both 2D and 3D image sets (2D plus 3D)10,11 (Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario: personal communication, 28 Feb 2015); however, this is not the case in Europe.2
Tomosynthesis/3D | Fairfax Radiological Consultants
This image depicts a tomosynthesis experience from the patient's point of view. A 3D mammogram exam is very similar to a 2D mammogram. In fact, both images are taken at the same time, on the same scanner. And just as with a 2D digital mammogram, the technologist positions the patient, compresses their breast under a paddle and takes images from different angles. During the 3D portion of the exam, the machine's x-ray arm makes a quick arc over the breast, taking a series of images at a number of angles. Tomosynthesis adds no time to the exam, with the entire procedure taking approximately the same amount of time as that of a 2D mammogram.