Breast Tomosynthesis Bilateral-screening only
Breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is a type of breast cancer screening test that creates three-dimensional images of the breast tissue. It uses X-rays to take multiple images of the breast from different angles and then compiles these images into a 3D image.
A bilateral screening test means that both breasts are being screened for breast cancer. In breast tomosynthesis, both breasts are imaged separately, and the images are then compared to each other to detect any abnormalities or changes in the breast tissue.
Breast tomosynthesis is becoming more widely used as a screening tool for breast cancer because it has been shown to be more effective than traditional mammography at detecting cancer, particularly in women with dense breast tissue. It can also help reduce false positives and reduce the need for additional testing.
If you are concerned about breast cancer, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider about the best screening options for you.