3D Technology

ThinkstockPhotos-658596794-LR.jpgNew technology that improves early detection and diagnosis provides women with better odds of beating breast cancer. Eastern Maine Medical Center recently announced the availability of 3D-guided breast biopsy, now offered at the State Street hospital campus, and the addition of 3D mammography, which will be available this summer.
3D-Guided Breast Biopsy
A 3D-guided breast biopsy uses advanced x-ray technology to gather tissue samples from the breast after an abnormality is found during a mammogram. This minimally invasive procedure allows physicians to acquire very small samples deep inside breast tissue that cannot be accessed by 2D-guided technology that has been the standard for many years. In some cases, the 3D technology can help women avoid invasive surgery to receive a diagnosis. This technology helps doctors find cancer sooner. This technology is available now to all patients who receive an image-guided breast biopsy.
3D Mammography
This summer, Eastern Maine Medical Center will begin offering 3D mammography, also known as known as breast tomosynthesis, to women who have breast abnormalities or dense breasts. The 3D technology allows doctors to see through layers of tissue. With this technology, doctors can detect smaller abnormalities. One important benefit of 3D mammography is fewer “call backs” for additional testing.
Your doctor can help you determine what type of mammogram is right for you. Look for more information about accessing 3D mammography this summer as EMMC works to make it available to patients at both the Union Street Healthcare Mall and the Breast and Osteoporosis Center on State Street.

If you have questions about our new 3D technology, please contact us by calling 973-8103.