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3D Mammography: Advanced Breast Imaging at Columbus OB/GYN

At Columbus OB/GYN, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for your breast health. We offer advanced breast imaging services, including 3D mammography, to enhance early detection and improve the accuracy of breast cancer screenings.

What Is 3D Mammography?

3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, is an advanced imaging technology that creates a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue. It uses a low-dose X-ray to capture multiple images of the breast from different angles, allowing healthcare providers to examine the breast tissue layer by layer. This enables a more detailed and comprehensive evaluation of the breast, improving the detection of abnormalities.

Benefits of 3D Mammography

At Columbus OB/GYN, we believe that knowledge empowers our patients to help manage your health. We provide a wealth of educational services to guide you through each stage of life. According to the American College of Radiology (ACR), patients are recommended to begin screening mammography at the age of 40, if not earlier based on family history of breast cancer. Mammography can detect cancer well before it can be felt, and early detection drastically improves survivability rates. We have several locations offering 3D Mammography for your convenience and dedicated providers involved with your breast health.


Improved Detection

3D mammography provides a more detailed view of breast tissue, making it easier to detect small tumors or abnormalities that may be hidden in a traditional 2D mammogram. This can lead to earlier detection of breast cancer and potentially higher survival rates.


Reduced Callbacks

With 3D mammography, there is a decreased likelihood of false-positive results, reducing the need for additional imaging or unnecessary biopsies. The clearer images obtained through 3D mammography help healthcare providers distinguish between the normal breast tissue and potential abnormalities more accurately.


Enhanced Visualization

3D mammography allows for better visualization of dense breast tissue, which is common in younger women. By providing a clearer image of the breast tissue, 3D mammography helps overcome the limitations of traditional mammography in dense breasts.

What to Expect During a 3D Mammogram

A 3D mammogram is a non-invasive and painless procedure performed by a trained technologist at Columbus OB/GYN. Here is what you can expect during your visit:



On the day of your appointment, it is best to avoid using deodorant, perfume, or powders on your chest area, as these substances can interfere with the image quality.


You will be positioned in front of the mammography machine, and your breast will be compressed between two plates for a few seconds while the X-ray images are taken. The technologist will ensure proper positioning and minimal discomfort during the procedure.



A 3D mammogram typically takes a few minutes to complete. The technologist will capture images of both breasts from different angles.

Results and Follow-up

After the images are taken, they will be reviewed by a radiologist who specializes in breast imaging. The results will be communicated to you by your healthcare provider within a few days. If additional imaging or follow-up is necessary, your healthcare provider will discuss the next steps.


Schedule Your 3D Mammogram at Columbus OB/GYN

Columbus OB/GYN is proud to offer 3D mammography as part of our comprehensive breast health services. Our skilled team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing personalized care in a comfortable and compassionate environment. Schedule your 3D mammogram appointment today to prioritize your breast health and early detection of breast conditions.