UCLA offers six locations specifically designed for women's imaging needs, head to toe. At the forefront of technology, these facilities offer the broadest spectrum of state-of-the art tools available to ensure the highest level of quality for screening, diagnosis and treatment including MRI and Ultrasound.
3D mammography (Tomosynthesis) is the FDA-approved latest advancement in finding breast cancers early, when it is most treatable. 3D mammography allows your radiologist to see your breast tissue details more clearly and may uncover breast cancer that would otherwise be hidden by overlying breast tissue.
3D mammography provides radiologists with multiple, thin-section images, allowing examination of the breast tissue layer by layer. During the exam, the x-ray arm moves in a small arc over your breast and acquires multiple, 1mm thick, low-dose images, which are reconstructed into a 3D image.
A recent study (PDF) showed 3D mammography increased invasive breast cancer detection rates by 40%. Additionally, 15% fewer patients were "called back" and asked to return for additional evaluations.
As a new technology, some insurance plans do not include 3D mammography as a covered service for breast cancer screening or diagnostic study. For patients with 3D mammography coverage, we will bill your insurance. For patients without 3D mammography coverage, we offer a $45 3D surcharge option at check-in. For questions about your bill or follow up from your insurance about 3D Mammography, call (310) 301-8860 to speak with our billing specialists.
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Advanced 3D Mammography Leads to More Accurate Breast Cancer Detection (PDF) >
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For other imaging appointments call (310) 301-6800 or fax to (310) 794-9035. Immediate appointments & same day appointments are available.
For questions about your bill or follow up from your insurance about 3D Mammography, call (310) 301-8860 to speak with our billing specialists.
Each of our centers are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requirements.