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Medical Mondays: 3D Mammography

3D Mammography is changing the way breast cancer is detected. Instead of getting just two images of the woman’s breast, this new method captures multiple angles of breast tissue for a clearer picture. 3D mammography reduces some of the harms of regular mammography by reducing recall rates significantly. Here you’ll learn about:

  • Breast cancer risks
  • Possible symptoms that could indicate breast cancer
  • Information about 3D mammography
  • When to start getting mammograms

For more information about 3D Mammography or Magee-Womens Imaging, call 412-641-4700 or request an appointment online.

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