What is 3D Mammography™?
3D Mammography is considered the most advanced technology in screening and diagnostic mammography. Put simply, digital tomosynthesis (otherwise known as 3D Mammography) is a more accurate test — using the latest in technology to provide more and better images of each breast. 3D Mammography has been proven to detect abnormalities 15 months earlier than a standard mammogram. Not only is it more accurate, 3D Mammography also decreases recalls for additional tests, leading to greater peace of mind with your results. 3D technology is available at most Solis locations and can easily be added to any screening or diagnostic mammogram.
All women can benefit8 from 3D Mammography™, but it’s particularly helpful if you have:
dense breast tissue
frequent callbacks for mammograms
family history of breast cancer
Solis believes this new technology, combined with the specialized expertise of radiologists who are sub-specialists in breast imaging provides women with the peace of mind they deserve concerning their breast health.
What Research Says
In a recent issue of Radiology, 3D Mammography was shown to be of significant benefit. “The use of mammography plus tomosynthesis in a screening environment resulted in a significantly higher cancer detection rate and enabled the detection of more invasive cancers while reducing the number of unnecessary callbacks.” 1,4
Timeline of 3D Mammography™
FDA approves 3D Mammography™. Solis Chief Medical Officer (CMO) presents to an FDA medical panel the very first patient in the country diagnosed with 3D Mammography alone.
Peer reviewed research on 3D, co-authored by Solis’ CMO - Dr. Stephen Rose - demonstrated a 37% reduction in unnecessary patient callbacks and a corresponding 54% increase in early detection. (1)
Solis begins a 2-year project to upgrade all centers to 3D Mammography.
Medicare covers 3D Mammography.
Blue Cross Blue Shield begins covering 3D Mammography™ in Texas. CIGNA becomes the first national private insurer to cover 3D Mammography.
Solis supports federal and state legislation seeking to protect a woman's right to insurance coverage and 3D.