Cleveland Area Hospital uses 3D Mammography
for your breast screenings. 3D mammography, also
known as digital breast tomosynthesis, provides
greater accuracy for breast cancer detection,
potentialy at an earlier stage when it is easier to
treat. 3D mammography also reduces callbacks
by up to 40%, sparing you the emotional, practical,
and economic toll of additional testing.
We also offer conveniently close and easy parking,
easy-to-schedule appointments, friendly staff,
and mammography technologists with over
25 years of experience.
What is 3D Mammography?
A 3D mammogram consists of multiple x-ray images of the
breast. These images are displayed as a series of slices that
can be viewed by our technologists as single images or an
interactive animation. 3D mammography is used to
complement our standard 2D digital mammography.
What Can I Expect?
During a mammogram, one of our specially qualified technologists will position the breast in our mammography machine. The unit then uses an x-ray arm to sweep over the breast, taking multiple images in a matter of seconds. Patients typically experience minor, to no discomfort at all.
This process takes 30 minutes or less.
How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?
•Avoid using deodorant, powder, cream, lotion, or perfume under your arms or
on your breasts. This could show on your mammogram.
•Wear a two-piece outfit, as your top will be removed.
You will be given a gown to wear.
•Try not to schedule during or before your period, as your breasts could be tender.
Annual Breast Screenings
at the age of 40
1 in 8
1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
However, 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have
no family history.
Reduce your risk
Early diagnosis reduces your risk of death from breast cancer by 25-30%