We utilise the latest 3D Mammography, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. An ergonomic flex paddle that shapes to the breast, is used to ensure even compression throughout the whole breast, helping to minimise discomfort during the examination.

3D mammography is an imaging procedure in which a scanner moves in an arc over the breast, taking multiple images from different angles. The images created are 1mm thin, enabling visualisation of very small tumors. 3D Mammography is especially beneficial for detecting lesions in dense breast tissue that would be otherwise obscured. The radiologist reviews about 200-300 images with 3D mammography, compared to only four derived from a 2D mammogram.

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  • Mammography examinations require an appointment.
    To make a booking, please call (02) 9044 3200 or request a booking online.
  • You will be informed of any necessary test preparation at the time of your booking
  • Remember to bring your referral, Medicare and Pension/Health Care cards and any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned. If you do not have films, please advise us of the name of your previous imaging provider, so that we may attempt to access them electronically.
  • You are not required to bring previous imaging if it has been performed at St Vincent’s Clinic Medical Imaging & Nuclear Medicine.

Your Results

When you first register with us, you will be invited to access SVCMI Patient, our patient app that enables our patients to securely access their images and reports.

See here for more information.

At the completion of your examination, you do not need to wait for images. You will receive the images into your SVCMI Patient app, approximately one hour after your scan is completed, and the report 4-6 days later. Your referring doctor will receive your results as soon as the report is finalised by our radiologist.

We recommend that you always return to your referring physician to discuss your results.

To download the app, go to your app store and select SVCMI Patient.
For the desktop version click here.

What to Expect

You will be asked to change into a gown. A 3D mammography exam is very similar to a traditional mammogram. As with a 2D digital mammogram, the technologist will position you, gently compress your breast under a paddle and aquire images from different angles. Proper breast positioning and breast compression are essential for optimal imaging.

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