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Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammo)

Highlights + Features:

  • More detailed images from many angles
  • 20-40% reduction in false-positives
  • 25-40% improved cancer detection rates
  • Better visualization of dense breast tissue
  • Images are read onsite by Board Certified Penn Radiologists
  • All follow-up testing done in the same location
  • Breast Navigator and Women's Specialty Center located in the same building to help facilitate care

3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis provides our onsite Board Certified Penn Medicine Radiologists with more accurate views of the breast from multiple angles, which is especially important for women with dense breast tissue. The result is increased accuracy, greater peace of mind, and a 20-40% reduction in false-positives and the necessity for return visits. In large, prospective multi-institutional trials, 3D mammography was also proven to improve cancer detection rates by 25-40 %.

It is important to emphasize that should any breast abnormalities be detected, all follow-up testing can be performed at this same location. Our comprehensive Women's Imaging Center offers ultrasound, breast MRI, bone density testing, and minimially invasive image-guided breast biopsies, including stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided biopsy. Our breast health nurse navigator provides support and can address any question or concern that you may have. She also works closely with the Women's Specialty Center, also located in the Fern Hill Medical Campus, to coordinate further testing and to assist you with scheduling an appointment with one of our breast surgeons should it be required.

We are proud to be recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and we are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers administered by the American College of Surgeons.


This service is initally provided at*:

Fern Hill Medical Campus View Map
915 Old Fern Hill Road
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.738.2480

*Breast Tomosynthesis will be expanded to additional locations in the near future.

Appointments: 610.431.5131**
**Please mention that you would like an appointment for tomosynthesis. A physician prescription is required.

Last Updated: 6/27/2014