Mammography A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast used to look for abnormalities. Getting an accurate image of the breast makes pinpointing problems much more precise and improves early detection. With 3D mammograms, or tomosynthesis, more detailed images of breast tissue can help clearly identify lumps or tumors that may require additional testing. Many women with breast cancer don’t show any symptoms, which is why 3D imaging technology can help save lives through early detection. It’s especially helpful for examining women with dense breast tissue and those at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. What to Expect From the patient’s point of view, the procedure for a 3D mammogram will be the same as the conventional 2D imaging technology. An Inspira radiologist will position you in front of the mammography machine, and your breasts will be held in place by two compression plates. You’ll remain as still as possible as the machine captures multiple X-ray images of your breast. The procedure will be repeated again on your other breast. The digital images will capture one side-by-side view and one top-to-bottom. Inspira offers 3D mammography at the following locations: Inspira Medical Center Vineland Inspira Imaging Center South Delsea Inspira Imaging Center Tomlin Station Inspira Women’s Imaging Center Mullica Hill Commons Inspira Imaging Center Haddon Township Inspira Medical Center Elmer Imaging Services It is recommended women ages 45-54 make mammograms a yearly part of their wellness routine, as well as women 40-44 who are at high risk for breast cancer. Women 55 and older are advised to get one every two years. Getting regular mammograms is the most important way to be proactive about your breast health. You can schedule an appointment at Inspira for a 3D mammography online or by calling 1-800-INSPIRA. Additional Resources Download Patient Information PDF Learn more about Women’s Imaging at Inspira Why Choose Inspira? Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Breast Cancer Treatment Inspira’s Breast Cancer Program includes a nationally accredited Breast Center at the Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion at Inspira Medical Center Vineland. The Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons for centers that provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review. Advanced Breast Imaging Technology Early detection saves lives. It’s why we put so much emphasis on having the most innovative breast imaging and screening devices available for our patients. This includes six locations that provide convenient access to 3D mammograms, non-invasive ultrasound machines and breast MRI, among other technologies. Breast Cancer Support Programs Beyond advanced clinical care Inspira offers women with breast cancer personalized support from a nurse navigator and comprehensive support services. Patients benefit from ongoing distress screening/counseling and a physical rehabilitation program that can begin before treatment to improve outcomes. Inspira’s care continues with programs to support survivors in maintaining and furthering positive outcomes. Support services also include genetic testing and genetic counseling, nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian and social workers to help patients navigate non-clinical needs.