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3D mammography (which is also called tomsynthesis) is a revolutionary FDA-approved technology that augments the standard 2D mammography. The standard 2D mammography generates 2D images. 3D mammography creates multiple 3D image sections that allows our medical professionals to analyze each area of the breast tissue in greater detail.

A 3D mammography procedure is very similar to a 2D mammography procedure. First, our technicians will use an x-ray to scan the breast and generate 3D images at various angles. The typical scan only lasts about 4 seconds and the entire procedure lasts from 15-20 minutes. The images are available instantly and this allows quick diagnosis and consultation for the patient and medical professional.

An angiogram helps to diagnose blood vessel blockages and other blood vessel problems using an X-ray.  It can determine the strength of the patient’s overall cardiovascular system in different locations in the body. The procedure involves the injection of a contrast medium through a catheter which helps to delineate the location and nature of potential issues in the circulatory system.
An arthrogram is a very useful procedure for patients that have joint injuries or injuries to the components of the joints (tendons, labrum, cartilage, bones, ligaments, and soft tissues). The procedure uses an X-ray (live motion X-ray) combined with a contrast agent to detect issues in these areas. The procedure can also be combined with an MRI and CT to gather more images of the joint areas.
A DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) scan measures the mineral density and content in the bone. The hip and lower spine is the area most commonly scanned for bone density. This scan helps to determine the amount of bone loss in the region and is an important tool for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. This scan helps to detect osteoporosis early so that the patient can receive timely rehabilitation.
Sometimes compression or X-ray breast exams can miss lesions in the breast area that form. Some women with a family history of breast cancer or other contributing factors could benefit from this secondary screening. The MRI can provide a more detailed view of the breast area to detect lesions that may be missed by a standard mammogram.
An ultrasound uses a transducer which is passed over the breast area. Ultrasounds use sound waves to inspect the breast tissue. These sound waves are converted into an image on a monitor. One of the major benefits of using an ultrasound is that it is both painless and has little risk to the patient.

Ultrasound can be especially useful for patients to evaluate suspicious regions that are felt during the breast exam or seen in the mammogram.  Ultrasound is also useful to detect lesions that exist closer to the chest and for patients with dense breasts. Ultrasound can also determine the difference between water-filled cysts and other types of masses that occur in the breast area.