In order to constantly improve its services to the population, Radimed has made the acquisition of two tomosynthesis units in its clinics of Vaudreuil-Dorion and West-Island in December 2021.
The tomosynthesis, also called the 3D MAMMOGRAM, can be performed at the same time as the mammogram in certain cases (only one compression for the 2 exams) or as a complementary examination at the request of the radiologist. It requires a compression of the breast, just like the conventional mammogram, but the X-ray tube travels around the breast in a way to take several images (cross-sections). These images in successive layers of 1mm allow a 3D representation of the breast. The tomosynthesis presents several benefits, notably an increase of the detection rate of cancers and a decrease of the callback rate.
Please note that this service is presently available only in the following clinics:
- Radimed Vaudreuil-Dorion
- Radimed West-Island
Radimed expects to acquire other units of 3D MAMMOGRAM in the following months. You will be informed when they will be available.