Patients - Your Exam

3D Mammography

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

3D Mammogram:

  • 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
    your appointment

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.

SERVICE LOCATION:

CARLSBAD

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”