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ChristianaCare was the first hospital in Delaware to offer 3D mammography, the latest in breast cancer screening. 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, creates breast images from many low-dose X-rays taken at different angles. 3D mammography can find slightly more cancers than 2D mammography and might reduce the need for extra images. 3D mammography can be useful for women with dense breast tissue, as it can help detect breast cancer within overlapping breast tissue.
3D mammography captures images of the breast at multiple angles during a short scan, producing the 3D images. The images enable doctors to look through the breast one millimeter at a time, seeing detail inside the breast in a way never before possible.
Benefits of 3D mammography:
- Finds more cancers than 2D mammography.
- Fewer call-backs for extra images.
- Clearer images of dense breast tissue.
3D mammography is available at the following locations:
ChristianaCare Breast Center
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Suite 1400 (West Entrance)
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
ChristianaCare Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
1401 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803 directions
Springside Family Medicine
Springside Plaza, Connor Building
300 Biddle Ave., Suite 100
Newark, DE 19702 directions
Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main St.,
Smyrna, DE 19977 directions
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions