More precise in diagnosis
Comparing to traditional 2D mammogram which takes picture of the breast from one angle to create a single image of the breast tissue, 3D mammogram is able to capture many pictures of each breast from different angles to create 3D images. Apart from avoiding misdiagnosis due to areas of overlapping breast tissue shown on the 2D mammograms, 3D mammogram also offers better image resolution and enables detection of lesions of as small as 1mm, aiding in more accurate identification and interpretation of pathological changes of the breast tissue.
Better fit for Asian women
Women’s breast is made of mammary gland, lactiferous ducts, fatty tissues and glandular tissue. For Asians, most women show a relatively high amount of glandular tissue and thus typically have denser breasts. Tissue superimposition, which contributes to breast lesions being obscured, occurs to a greater degree in dense breast tissue in the use traditional 2D mammogram. Therefore, with the advanced technology, 3D mammogram enables a better detection of breast cancer among Asian women.
More comfortable and less painful
While much compression is needed for a clear image to be produced by the 2D mammogram, the advanced technology in 3D mammogram is able to minimize breast pain without compromising the effectiveness of the exam by applying just enough amount of weight for no more than 4 seconds to produce more than 10 images.