Stoughton Hospital offers 3D mammography which provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for our patients. Multiple clinical studies have shown that all women regardless of breast type or density, benefit from a 3D exam. Studies have also shown 3D mammography exam results are more accurate than 2D alone and detect 20-65% more invasive breast cancers. A more accurate 3D mammography result also reduces the chances of a patient receiving an unnecessary callback.
Better Detection for Dense Breast Tissue
Dense breast tissue can make it difficult for doctors to detect breast cancer during annual screenings, which is concerning since women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer.
How it Works
Women will see little difference between a conventional 2D mammogram and a 3D mammogram. The exam takes about the same amount of time – a 3.7 second scan time –and the positioning is the same. The real difference is in the information available to the doctor.
Our Medical Imaging Team will get you in quickly so you don’t have to wait stress-filled weeks for an appointment. Please call (608) 873-2299 to schedule your mammogram.
Dean Health Plan, Medicare, Physicians Plus and Unity (Quartz) cover the cost of 2D and 3D annual screening. We give patients the choice of having a 2D or 3D mammogram as not all insurance companies cover 3D mammography at this time.
Please check your individual plan regarding 3D mammography coverage and coverage of services at Stoughton Hospital.
Stoughton Hospital mammography services are accredited by the American College of Radiologists (ACR). We meet the highest level of patient safety standards and image quality. Our facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the ACR. Among patients and physicians alike, ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging.