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3-D Mammography at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that a woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is one in eight. Mammography is the most effective method of screening for breast cancer, and early detection is the key to higher survival rates and better prognosis.


As a part of our ongoing commitment to you, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is proud to offer the latest in breast cancer screening – tomosynthesis, better known as 3-D mammography – the most exciting advancement in breast cancer detection in more than 30 years.

About 3-D Mammography

A 3-D mammogram consists of multiple breast images taken in just seconds to produce a 3-D image. The doctor looks through the tissue one millimeter at a time seeing detail inside the breast in a way never before possible.



   2-D Breast Image
   3-D Breast Image


3D mammography offers benefits over more conventional screening technologies and techniques. 3-D mammography:

  •  Improves breast cancer screening and detection
  • Can offer earlier detection of smaller breast cancers

Patients can receive a 3-D mammogram as part of their annual and/or regular breast health screening. Each mammogram is read by a board-certified and 3-D-imaging-trained radiologist. To make an appointment with St. Elizabeth’s for a mammogram, please call 617-789-3160.


The St. Elizabeth’s Approach

Breast care doesn’t start or end with a mammogram. Our team offers complete screening, diagnosis and treatment services administered with clinical excellence, compassion and personal attention. Our commitment to you includes:


  • Individualized Screening Plans: St. Elizabeth’s offers a range of breast screenings including digital mammography (2-D and 3-D), ultrasound and MRI. Your physician will work with you to determine what method or methods are the best detection for you.
  • Prompt Appointments: If you’re facing a potential diagnosis, the last thing you want is a lengthy wait to see a physician. When you call for an appointment, we make sure you’re seen within 48 hours.
  • A Complete Team: When you see us, you’ll meet a complete team of experts devoted to breast care. Our board-certified surgeons work closely with medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and reconstructive surgeons to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
  • Multidisciplinary Management: Each week, our team holds in-depth team meetings to review imaging and pathology reports of patients requiring surgery for benign and cancerous conditions of the breast. A physician from your team will present your case; you benefit from multiple expert opinions. that you receive the best possible care.
  • Individualized Treatments: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s physicians, nurses and support staff bring to each patient a multidisciplinary approach to care. Each patient’s case is actively discussed in regular meetings with hematologist oncologists, specialists and our board-certified and fellowship trained breast surgeon.


St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

St. Margaret’s Center for Women and Infants

736 Cambridge Street

Boston, MA 02135


Appointments: 617-789-3160

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