Patients - Your Exam
2D Digital Mammography is currently the most common method
used to detect breast cancer. However research shows it can miss some cancers and produce false positives, leading to further testing and unnecessary anxiety.
Beginning in March 2019, Valley Radiology will be offering 3D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis) at our Carlsbad location. 3D Mammography has many benefits, including:
Detects 41% more invasive cancers
Reduces false positives, decreasing recall rates by up to 40%
May reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies
Increases cancer detection in women with dense breasts
CALL (877) 393-1933 TO SCHEDULE YOUR EXAM!
How to Prepare For Your
Dress in a comfortable two-piece outfit
Avoid wearing deodorant, powders, or creams
Bring original films or CDs of any previous
mammograms not performed at our facilities
Bring your referral form from your doctor, your
insurance card, and a picture ID
Call 24 hours in advance if you must cancel
What To Expect At Your Exam:
Getting a 3D mammogram is the same process as getting a conventional 2D mammogram. The technologist will position you, compress your breast, and take images from different angles. There is no additional compression required with the 3D mammogram. It only takes a few extra seconds and has been proven to be more accurate that conventional 2D mammograms.
IS THIS TECHNOLOGY COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?
Most insurances cover 3D Mammography. For further information on insurance coverage, please contact our offices.
6185 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 110
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tel: (760) 494-0556
Fax Orders to: (760) 858-2020
“SmartCurve– the most comfortable breast imaging paddle- 93% Patient Satisfaction”