3D and Digital Mammography

3D Digital Mammography at our Williamsville Office

3D mammography is an FDA-approved advanced technology that takes multiple images, or X-rays, of breast tissue to recreate a 3-dimensional picture of the breast. You may also hear it called breast tomosynthesis. It’s different from traditional mammography In that traditional mammography obtains just a single image.

3D and Digital Mammography

3D and Digital Mammography

An ACR and MQSA accredited facility

The Breast Care Center is a proud recipient of the American College of Radiology® Gold Seal of Accreditation. This recognition from the largest and oldest imaging accrediting organization in the United States demonstrates that we have met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety.

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What to expect:

Once both you and your mammographer are ready to begin, the technologist will position your breast in the mammography unit. One breast will be placed on a special platform and compressed with a clear paddle, which creates a uniform tissue thickness for the X-ray image. This allows for a clearer, unobstructed image and reduces your exposure to X-ray radiation. The direction of the compression will be changed between images to achieve a top-to-bottom view and a side view. The same process will be repeated for the other breast. You may be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds while the X-ray is being taken in order to get a clearer image. The entire mammography exam should take about 20 minutes.


  • Limit your caffeine intake prior to your digital mammogram

Do not

  • Schedule your mammogram the week before your period (mammography may be more uncomfortable than normal when your breasts are tender)
  • Wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of your mammogram

To schedule a 3D or digital mammogram, please contact us.

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