3D Tomosynthesis is now offered at Miami Breast Institute
We're excited to let you know that we now offer 3D mammography. This extraordinary technology lets MBI radiologists see breast tissue in a way never before possible. Learn more about 3D mammograms and why they are one of the most important advancements in breast cancer detection in over 30 years.
Learn about 3D Mammography
What is Mammography?
A mammogram is an exam that uses low-dose x-rays to produce an image of the breast. Miami Breast Institute uses digital mammography which converts x-ray reading into electronic signals that can be displayed digitally by a computer. This allows the radiologist to manipulate the images at a highly specialized work station.
Why is having a yearly mammogram important?
Mammography can show an abnormality up to two years before it could be felt by yourself or a physician. It is recommended by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Cancer Society (ACS) to have a yearly mammogram, beginning at age 40 for women at average risk of breast cancer.
The best way to battle breast cancer is through early detection, when the cancers are the most curable and breast conservation therapies are available. The stage which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s survival, if detected early the five-year survival rate is 97%.
How should I prepare?
Please remember to bring your prescription and insurance card with you on the day of your appointment. You may be asked to remove jewelry or eye glasses that might interfere with the x-ray.
You should ALWAYS inform your doctor if there is even a possibility of you being pregnant. You should not wear deodorant, powder, lotion, or perfume under your arms or on you breast on the day of the exam.