We See Breast Cancer In A Whole New Way—Wide-Angle, High-Definition 3D Mammography
The next-generation of 3D mammography
Traditional mammography images are two dimensional. When your breast is compressed during a mammogram, the tissue overlaps, so subtle signs of early cancer are difficult to distinguish. 3D mammography adds a new dimension to your mammogram allowing the radiologist to see through the breast, layer by layer.
Now MAMMOMAT Revelation takes this even further. Its unique wide-angle technology provides even better separation of tissue layers and more visibility. These extremely high-quality 3D images make it easier for your doctor to see small lesions early. That’s great news because the earlier cancer is found, the more successful treatment can be. And it reduces unnecessary callbacks.
A new degree of comfort for everyone
MAMMOMAT Revelation also has an entirely new approach to what most women hate the most about mammograms – compression. Compression is important because it prevents movement that can blur the image and makes the tissue as thin as possible, which lowers the amount of radiation needed.
But it doesn’t have to be painful anymore
Because every woman is unique, the MAMMOMAT Revelation automatically compresses only as long as your breast is soft and pliable. This means you get exactly the right amount of compression for your breast type without losing any accuracy. The system’s soft-edges and shape fits your breast’s curves, so comfort is there right from the start.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every woman is different so we wanted a mammography system as unique as our patients. IPMC Medical Center chose the Siemens Healthineers MAMMOMAT Revelation mammography system because it makes comfort personal. The MAMMOMAT Revelation automatically compresses only as long as your breast is soft and pliable. This means exactly the right amount of compression is used for your breast. While you remain comfortable, your doctor is getting high-quality 3D images thanks to the system’s unique wide-angle technology. This makes it easier to find small areas of concern with greater accuracy.
Will the exam with the MAMMOMAT Revelation be different?
It should feel more comfortable! But other than that, it is the same. Your technologist will help position you at the system and explain what you need to do.
I have dense breasts. Is MAMMOMAT Revelation right for me?
Yes! MAMMOMAT Revelation is right for every type of breast tissue. It is also the first system to offer automated breast density measurement during the mammogram to maximize your personalized care.
Is MAMMOMAT Revelation a 3D mammogram?
MAMMOMAT Revelation is actually the next generation of 3D mammography because it features a wide-angle, high-definition technology that captures more detail. This helps uncover abnormalities that might otherwise be hidden by breast tissue.
How do I prepare for a MAMMOMAT Revelation exam?
You don’t have to do anything differently. On the day of your mammogram you should not wear any deodorant on your underarms or, perfume or lotion on your torso because these can interfere with the quality of your images. And remember it’s a great idea to schedule your exam when your breasts are the least likely to be tender.
Have you wondered why breasts have to be compressed during a mammogram?
Compression is key to getting a good mammogram. It prevents movement that can lead to blurred images. Compression spreads out the normal dense tissue of your breast, making it easier for radiologists to see through the tissue and detect abnormalities. Compression is important, but it doesn’t have to be painful anymore.
Please be sure to print and fill out the appropriate evaluation forms prior to your appointment!