This is an x-ray of one breast that provides three-dimensional images on a computer.
A unilateral 3-D mammogram, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, is an x-ray of one breast that provides three-dimensional images on a computer. An older technology provides images that are printed on radiology film. Check with your healthcare provider to determine which type of technology (film, digital, or 3D digital) will be used, as costs may vary.
3-D mammography combines several x-ray images on a computer to create a three-dimensional picture. This allows doctors to see areas of concern more clearly.
Based upon the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, all types of screening mammography (film, digital, or 3D digital) are covered without deductibles or copayments when performed by an in-network provider.
Here are some things you should know before having a 3-D mammogram.
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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