Choosing the Best Breast Screening: 2D vs 3D Mammogram/Tomosynthesis

What’s the best breast screening exam? Most women get an annual mammogram, but new research reported in JAMA shows that getting a 3D mammogram (also called tomosynthesis) is actually the most effective screening. 3D helps find breast cancer earlier and it reduces the chances that you’ll be called back needlessly. However, the peace of mind may come at a cost. Some health plans cover 3D mammograms while others require you to pay a small out-of-pocket to get exam. Watch this video to see how it works and to help you decide if 3D mammography/tomosynthesis is right for you: