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Breast Care: Digital and 3D Mammograms

A mammogram uses a low-dose X-ray to take a digital image of the breast while it is compressed.

3D mammography is advanced technology that creates multiple thin images of the breast. These thin slices allow our radiologists to view the breast tissue more clearly and identify abnormalities more accurately.

3D mammography is especially recommended for women with dense breast tissue, which can obscure suspicious abnormalities. However, the enhanced precision of 3D mammography is beneficial to all patients, regardless of density.

3D mammography finds more invasive cancers and reduces unnecessary callbacks. It also:

  • Detects 41% more invasive cancers than traditional mammography
  • Reduces false positives by up to 40%
  • Decreases the number of patients called back for additional imaging by 15%

To find digital mammography services in your area, browse the Related Locations menu.


Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside

8201 E. Riverside Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Phone: (815) 971-7000

Mercyhealth Breast Center

1000 Mineral Point Ave.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 741-6999

Mercyhealth Women’s Center–Rockford

7180 Spring Brook Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Phone: (815) 971-2299

Mercyhealth Woodstock

2000 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815) 337-7100
Toll-Free (888) 983-7100
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