3D Mammography

3D Mammography

3D mammography helps detect more cancers earlier

Advanced 3D mammography for detection of breast cancer has many benefits. It enables your doctors to detect breast cancer earlier and can help avoid unnecessary callbacks. In the breast imaging centers at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Sharon Hospital, you have access to state-of-the art 3D imaging technology that produces higher resolution and better views of the breast—all achieved in a pleasant, private setting, close to home.

3D mammography is the most accurate breast cancer screening technology available that can detect smaller breast cancers earlier, when they are most treatable. The system allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer, rather than viewing all of the complexities of your tissue in a flat image, a great step forward from conventional 2D mammography. With 3D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.

All breast imaging services are provided by highly-trained medical professionals in an atmosphere of compassion and comfort. Images are interpreted by board-certified radiologists on the medical staff of Health Quest’s four hospitals. If you have ever wondered and waited too long for mammography results, we are pleased to offer the greatest benefit of all, peace of mind.

Why Choose Us?

Nuvance Health now offers self-referring screening mammograms. That means that women who meet criteria can schedule a routine mammogram without a physician order. Please note that a physician order is required for women who don’t meet the criteria for a self-referral screening mammogram or who need a diagnostic mammogram. If you don’t have a physician, such as a primary care physician, call 888-525-4767, Monday–Friday, 7am–6pm, to be connected with one near you.

Complete information about the self-referral screening mammogram program is available in these Frequently Asked Questions.

Treatments and Technology

In addition to 3D mammography, our advanced breast imaging services include:

  • Screening and diagnostic mammogram with computer-aided diagnosis (CAD)
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Seed localization for breast surgery procedures

Additional advanced breast imaging services offered at Vassar Brothers Medical Center include:

  • Digital mammography, with its exceptional clarity and accuracy, can detect breast tumors earlier, allowing for treatment to begin sooner.
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy, a minimally invasive biopsy method that uses specialized mammography equipment to guide radiologists to a precise biopsy location, minimize scarring and reduce recovery time. Genetic screening for patients with cancer or a family history of breast or ovarian cancer to test for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and assess risk. To learn more about these services, see Genetic Counseling.