Doctors are seeing more breast cancer than ever with new 3D mammography offered at Sentara Comprehensive Breast Centers.

Seeing is believing

3D Mammography

Doctors are seeing more breast cancer than ever with new 3D mammography offered at Sentara Comprehensive Breast Centers. The innovative technology allows physicians to see the breast "layer by layer."

How it works

It is well known that screening mammography saves lives. Although mammography has been the best tool we’ve had for decades to find breast cancer, it has limitations. 

Mammography shows a 3D object—the breast—as a 2D image. Normal breast tissue can overlap and obscure cancers, making them difficult or impossible to see.

Now think 3D

With 3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis as it is sometimes called, hundreds of images are gathered from different angles allowing radiologists to view the breast "layer by layer." This revolutionary advancement makes it possible for radiologists to see inside the breast in greater detail and detect cancers that may have otherwise been obscured.

To schedule your appointment,or learn more about 3D mammography, go to www.sentara.com/3Dmammogram or call 1-800-SENTARA