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3D Mammography

UofL Health Breast Care offers the highest quality 3D tomosynthesis (3D mammography) imaging for breast health in a comforting environment. The accuracy of 3D technology results in fewer callbacks for additional testing, which means less stress for you. And, best of all, UofL Health Breast Care offers a beautiful and serene environment with private dressing rooms, comfortable robes, calming music and local artwork so you feel at ease. If needed, 3D stereotactic biopsy is offered at James Graham Brown Cancer Center and Medical Center East, following an abnormal mammogram. 

You can now take advantage of 3D mammography at these UofL Health locations:

UofL Health – James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-562-4361, option 1

UofL Health - Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
502-681-1405

UofL Health - Medical Center South
1903 W Hebron Lane
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-681-1405

UofL Health - Shelbyville Hospital
727 Hospital Drive
Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-681-1405

What is 3D Tomosynthesis?

Digital tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, takes multiple X-ray pictures of each breast from many angles with little pressure applied to the breast. The X-ray tube moves in an arc around the breast while 11 images are taken during a seven second examination, providing several more angles than a traditional mammogram. The information is then sent to a computer where it is assembled to provide clear, highly-focused 3-dimensional images of the breast. The clear and highly-focused images allow physicians to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, especially for patients with dense breast tissue. The screening process is also more comfortable for the patient.

UofL Health Breast Care has achieved a designation of an American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. By awarding breast centers this status, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in stereotactic biopsy and breast ultrasound with ultrasound-guided biopsy in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. ACR evaluation determined that these facilities have achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance procedures.