Health Talks: How 3D mammograms improve breast cancer diagnosis

Are you unsure about when to begin screening mammograms? Breast cancer experts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute recommend that all women have a high-risk assessment by age 30 to determine if they are truly high-risk and need more frequent imaging.

Radiologist Natasha Monga, MD, explains how breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammogram, works today. At Ohio State, we're the only central Ohio facility with access to Clarity HD high-resolution mammography, the latest in breast cancer imaging, which can improve diagnosis and detect breast cancer earlier, particularly in women with dense breast tissue and/or a family history of cancer. This imaging technology not only improves diagnosis, but it’s more comfortable and lessens anxiety for patients by providing quicker, more accurate results.

Get answers to these questions and more by watching this Health Talks video:

  • What are the basics of getting a mammogram?
  • What does family history or age have to do with when you’re screened?
  • What is a 3D mammogram?
  • How does a 3D mammogram improve diagnosis and patient comfort?
  • Why should patients choose The James for a mammogram screening?

Watch the full Health Talks video above to learn more.

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