3D Tomosynthesis



You’ll find the latest breast imaging technology at Cadence Health. Both CDH and Delnor offer 3D digital breast tomosynthesis screening for women who have been identified as having dense breast tissue or who are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer. When used in conjunction with 2D digital mammography, research shows that 3D mammography can significantly improve the early detection of breast cancer in these groups of women.

About 3D Mammography

3D mammography produces 3D images of the breast from multiple angles using a small rotating digital scanner. By manipulating this scanner, radiologists can move and enlarge the images to view any area of concern. When used in conjunction with 2D digital mammography, this increases the detection of smaller breast cancers earlier and provides greater accuracy in pinpointing tumor size and location.

Typically 3D mammography is performed on women who have been previously identified as having dense breast tissue, those who have a family history of breast cancer or who may be at a higher risk for developing the disease.

Breast Imaging Services

Cadence Health brings you convenient access to the most advanced, comprehensive breast imaging technology, most offering same-day results.

Services include:

Also available at Cadence Health breast screening sites:

Preparing for Your 3D Mammogram

On the day of your mammogram, plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

Depending on the view of your breast to be taken, you will be asked to sit or stand. Some women may experience slight discomfort, but the procedure is not harmful and will not damage breast tissue.

Skilled Imaging Specialists

When you choose Cadence Health, your mammogram will be performed by health care professionals with skill and training in mammography and breast health, including:

Many imaging technologists at Cadence Health have 20 years or more experience in the field. The radiologists* who interpret your exams hold subspecialty training in mammography.

*The individuals identified are neither agents nor employees of Cadence Health - Central DuPage Hospital, Cadence Health - Delnor Hospital or any of their affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

Complete Care and Support

If you receive a diagnosis that requires treatment, Cadence Health offers comprehensive care and support to help you achieve the best outcome. At Cadence Physician Group, you have access to a team of professionals focused exclusively on breast disease. Our team ensures you have all of the knowledge that you need to feel comfortable during what can be a very stressful time.

Starting with a referral from your physician, our staff of specialists is here to provide you with the most up-to-date diagnostic and surgical treatment for all types of breast disease. Whether it’s a non-surgical biopsy, treatment of an infection or an advanced surgical procedure, our board-certified surgeons work side-by-side with you to deliver the most compassionate and personalized care.

Compassionate approach and advanced technology
Our approach to managing breast cancer, as well as benign breast disease, is to empower you with knowledge. Our clinical expertise enables us to offer you the latest technologies and treatments.

Our physicians are dedicated to every aspect of breast cancer and disease:

Access to state-of-the art cancer care and support

To learn more or schedule an appointment with a breast specialist, please call Cadence Physician Group today at 630.307.7799. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.