Mammography is an X-ray technique used to examine the breasts that helps doctors detect breast cancer at an early stage when treatment can be most effective. IGO Medical Group is a licensed mammography facility staffed by certified mammography technologists. Our screening mammograms are performed using Hologic 3D mammography technology and expertly read by radiologists specializing in breast imaging from the UCSD Radiology Department.
We use Tomosynthesis or 3D mammography digital mammography technology that provides the latest advantages for screening and early detection of breast cancer. Tomosynthesis is a new type of digital x-ray mammogram which creates 2D and 3D breast images. This tool detects 20-65% more breast cancers and decreases the number of “call backs” for additional tests by up to 40%.
During a 3D exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple low dose x-ray images. A computer produces synthetic 2D and 3D images of the breast tissue. The images include thin one-millimeter slices, which enable the radiologist to scroll through images of the entire breast like flipping through pages of a book and provide more detail than previously possible.
Screening mammograms can be conveniently scheduled during the same visit as your annual exam. Please call the office for more information or to schedule our annual screening mammogram.