3D Mammography at TRA-Olympia on Lilly
Peace of Mind, Now in 3D
The wait is over! TRA Medical Imaging now offers 3D mammography at TRA - Lakewood and TRA-on Lilly in Olympia. This revolutionary new tool improves the early detection of breast cancer.
Watch this short video to learn more about the advantages of 3D mammography:
About 3D Mammography
Digital breast tomosynthesis (tomo), more commonly known as 3D mammography, is the most exciting advancement in breast cancer detection in over 30 years.
Approved by the FDA in 2011, 3D mammography is used in combination with 2D digital mammography. An x-ray arm sweeps over the breast, taking multiple images in just seconds. A computer then produces a 3D image of your breast tissue in one millimeter layers.
This allows our radiologists to examine the tissue one thin layer at a time, in a sense traveling through the structure of the breast like pages of a book. Fine details are more visible and are less likely to be hidden by overlapping tissue.
What to Expect
No additional breast compression is required for a 3D mammogram. The exam looks and feels like mammograms you've had in the past – it just takes a few seconds longer.
Referrals & Financial Assistance
For women ages 40 and older, no written referral is needed from a health care provider for a routine annual (screening) mammogram. We also provide financial assistance so all patients can access essential mammography services.