What to expect during your exam

3-D mammography is obtained similarly to standard 2-D digital mammography and is approved for all women who would have conventional mammograms, in both the screening and diagnostic settings. No additional compression is required, and it takes only a few more seconds for each view.

During the exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over your breast, taking multiple breast images. Then, a computer produces a 3-D image of your breast tissues in one-millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist. They will scroll through images of your entire breast like pages of a book for a transparent and comprehensive view. There is very low X-ray energy used during the exam, so your radiation exposure is below the FDA guidelines.

Whether it is your first or fifth mammogram, scheduling your annual screening at South Sound Breast Center is an important step to helping you live a healthy life.

South Sound Radiology is an FDA Certified Mammography Facility and has achieved accreditation by the American College of Radiology for its mammography services. SSR is the first in the South Sound area to offer a full complement of imaging and interventional breast care services, including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and breast biopsies.