3D Mammography With Smartcurve Technology

The Harnett Health Breast Care Center

Appointments are made by physician referral only. Call to schedule.

The Harnett Health Breast Care Center Is Natonally Accredited by the American College of Radiology for Mammography Services. This accreditation demonstrates The Harnett Health Breast Care Center’s commitment to providing the women of Harnett County with access to quality breast health care.

3D Mammography with SmartCurve Technology The Harnett Health Breast Care Center uses the latest imaging technology in the fight against Breast Cancer by using 3D Mammography with SmartCurve Technology. Benefits of 3D Mammography with SmartCurve Technology include: 

  • Greater accuracy for earlier and easier detection: 3D mammography has been shown to improve breast cancer detection by 27-50%. 
  • Fewer False Positives: 3D mammography has been shown to lower recall rates by 17- 40%. 
  • Curved Design: The curved design of the compression device mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and applies uniform compression over the entire breast for added comfort.

What to Expect During Your Exam: 

The process of a 3D Mammography exam is the same as a conventional 2D exam. The Harnett Health Breast Care Center technologist will position you, compress your breast, and take images from different angles. 

There’s no additional compression of the breast during a 3D Mammography Exam and the patient experience is virtually the same as a 2D Mammography. 

Once the exam is complete, the technologist will view the images of your breasts at the computer workstation to ensure quality images have been captured for review. A radiologist will then examine the images gathered from the exam and report the results to either your physician or directly to you.