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How Does 3D Mammography Work?

At AdventHealth, we are committed to using the latest, leading-edge technological advancements in breast care to provide you with the best possible results. 

3D mammography (also called digital breast tomosynthesis or DBT) is the newest FDA-approved advancement to detect breast cancer early when it is most treatable. A 3D mammogram allows your radiologist to see your breast tissue details more clearly, allowing breast cancer to be detected that would otherwise be hidden by overlying breast tissue. 

In a 3D mammogram, multiple thin-section images allow your radiologist to assess your breast tissue layer by layer. During the exam, the X-ray arm moves in a small arc over your breast and acquires several low-dose images, which are reconstructed into a 3D image.  

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends that all women over the age of 40 have an annual 3D mammography breast screening. Women with a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer should have yearly screenings starting at age 35. 

Nationally Recognized Breast Care in Polk County 

Beyond your annual mammogram, AdventHealth can meet all your breast care needs. 

AdventHealth Heart of Florida is an accredited breast center from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 

NAPBC-accredited centers demonstrate excellence in program leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. Patients receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services including care navigation. 

At AdventHealth Heart of Florida, patients have access to: 

• Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services 

• A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options 

• Information about clinical trials and new treatments 

To learn more about our breast care services or to schedule an appointment, call 863-421-7109 or visit www.adventhealth.com/hospital/adventhealth-heart-florida/womens-health-care/breast-health 

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