Similar to digital mammography, tomosynthesis has been described as the next generation of digital screening. It’s often referred to as three-dimensional mammography because it provides advanced breast imaging using a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstruction to create three-dimensional breast images. Like mammography, it helps diagnose and detect breast abnormalities.

Evidence tells us that the benefits of using tomosynthesis are signifcant and it is the best tool to detect all breast cancers. 

How is breast tomosynthesis performed?

This is a non-invasive procedure. Your breasts are compressed between two plates and an x-ray tube moves across the plates in an arc formation, capturing multiple images of both breasts from different angles. The two-dimensional images are then reconstructed into three-dimensional images using computer technology. The three-dimensional images help reveal what’s behind, in and around any overlapping breast tissue.