Early detection is the
Conventional mammogram is a 2D image. The diagnostic power is limited by overlapping tissues. 3D mammogram captures multiple slices of the breast, all at different angles. Multiple images of the breast are reconstructed into 1mm thin slice of the breast. The radiologist is then able to review the reconstructed images, one thin slice at a time.
With this technology, overlapping glandular tissue can be removed and cancers can be more accurately diagnosed. It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of United States as a screening and diagnostic tool for breast cancer.
How does 3D compare with 2D mammogram?
1. Diagnostic power
-3D mammogram gives more information by uncovering abnormalities from overlapping tissues，
increases invasive cancer detection rate by 40-51%
2. Less Additional view
-3D mammogram can eliminate the need for additional spot compression view. This avoids unnecessary
radiation, compression and anxiety
3. Radiation dose
-3D mammogram is comparable to that of 2D digital mammogram and well below FDA safety level
(Radiation dose of conventional 2D mammogram is much higher)
4. Less Discomfort
-Less compression force can be applied with 3D mammogram. Our C-View / Intelligent 2D system
significantly reduces compression time (down to 3.75s for each view)
Day procedure, no skin incision
For cytological analysis only, may need biopsy for further evaluation
Mainly for cystic lesion
Vacuum Assisted Biopsy/Excision
Minimally invasive procedure
Day procedure under local anaesthesia
Small skin wound, suture not necessary
Can remove lesion completely.
Sampling size larger than core biopsy and fine needle aspiration, thus more accurate result
Can replace open surgery for removal of benign lesion such as fibroadenoma
+ Ultrasound Scan
Supersonic ultrasound model allows anatomical structures to be seen clearly and distinctly. It enhances margin delineation and distinction of discrete tissue types.
It is also equipped with shear wave elastography, which is a real time color-coded elasticity map with objective measurement of tissue stiffness.
Studies have shown that shear wave elastography can improve specificity of breast ultrasound mass assessment without compromising sensitivity.
+ Other Services
DEXA Bone Scan / DXA Body Composition
-Thyroid, Whole Abdomen, etc.
One-stop service provided by our specialists focused in breast imaging and intervention allows imaging studies and biopsy of suspicious area to be performed on the same day, which can minimize unnecessary anxiety of the patients and their families.
Patient privacy is ensured with areas restricted to ladies in our centre. Tomosynthesis and mammogram are all performed by qualified female mammographers. Female radiologist is available for all ultrasound studies, tissue biopsies, as well as minimally invasive breast procedures.
+ Clients Feedback
“Staff are very professional at Hong Kong Women's Imaging. Experience here was very nice. Will definitely come again for breast cancer screening.”