ALL MAMMOGRAMS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL
There are two main types: digital (2D) and full-field tomosynthesis (3D). Both allow the radiologist to enlarge the image or change the contrast to see areas more clearly. The 3D method takes pictures in slices, so it has an edge: “It decreases the number of women getting called back [unnecessarily] and increases cancer detection rates slightly,” Margolies says. Insurance might not cover a 3D one (or the co-pay might be higher), although more states are mandating that they be covered. If your breasts are very dense, ask your doctor if 3D is a good way to go.