2D and 3D Mammography

In the past couple of years, there has been an increase in 3D Mammography by 110%. Technology keeps improving and the medical imaging equipment world does not hold back in innovation. At least 75% of imaging facilities now have a Digital Breast Tomosynthesis or a DBT Unit. Digital imaging facilities want to provide the latest form of technology, but what are the main differences between 2D and 3D mammography units?

Research provided has shown that 3D mammography units detect at least one more additional cancer per 1,000 tests performed than those done with a 2D mammography. The number of false positives has dropped since incorporating 3D mammography, and Doctors are also more likely to find smaller tumors before they spread. 2D mammography only provides two images of the breast, whereas with 3D technology the X-Ray moves in an arc shape, providing full coverage scans. 2D mammography is more affordable if you don’t count on steady insurance, although most insurance companies cover 3D mammography.

Choosing the right type of exam for you is very important, so we assure you that it is best to research what type of exam is best for you! If you are looking to upgrade your medical imaging equipment to provide your patients with a more clear experience and your facility up to date, we recommend offering 3D mammograms!

Here at Medilab Global, we specialize in diagnostic imaging equipment sales of preowned medical imaging equipment such as mammography units and mammogram mobile units. If you are currently typing into your search engine “Mammography Machine For Sale” be sure to check out our current options! We guarantee our used medical imaging equipment provides facilities with high quality imaging systems for sale. We also purchase medical imaging equipment and if you are interested you can fill out this form in order to sell used medical equipment and we will get back to you as soon as possible!


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