3D Digital Mammography

Chief Technologist Denise Ragusa, R.T. (R)(M) with 3D mammography machine

Chief Technologist Denise Ragusa, R.T. (R)(M) with 3D mammography machine

Early Detection Saves Lives.

We were the first facility in Westchester to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. As described by the ACR, the designation is awarded for “achieving excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast imaging programs and modules”.  At Rye Radiology be confident with the most advanced mammographic exam in the industry.  In 2012, Rye Radiology was the first facility in the greater Westchester County area to offer the breakthrough, FDA-approved 3D mammography machine, also known as breast tomosynthesis. 3D digital imaging only takes 10 seconds and finds 40% more invasive breast cancers than traditional 2D mammography

alone (with less false positives) using about the same amount of x-ray exposure as a traditional mammogram.*


3D digital mammograms, a groundbreaking technology, take exceptionally sharp, thin section digital images of the breast at three different angles – up and down, left to right and layer-by-layer – providing our doctors with highly detailed information.

The 3 dimensional image set means that it is more difficult for cancer to hide behind overlapping tissue and less chance our doctors will need a second look, meaning less x-ray exposure overall.


Research has shown that despite its ability to reduce breast cancer mortality, screening mammography is an imperfect tool that can miss breast cancer in some women, particularly those with dense breasts. Recent studies have shown that screening breast ultrasound is capable of detecting some cancers that are undetected by mammography and physical examination. Screening ultrasound should only be contemplated as a supplement to and not a replacement for mammography. If your doctor has told you that you have dense breasts, a screening ultrasound may be ordered to supplement the mammography,


On the day of your exam do not wear any powder or deodorant.  If this is your first mammography with us, if possible, please bring your prior mammograms to the appointment. We schedule mammography exams 7 – 10 days from the first day of your menstrual cycle.  Please call us the first day of your cycle and we will be happy to schedule your exam.  If you have a concern or need an appointment immediately we will accommodate you.  Your results will be provided on the day of your exam.

Tomosynthesis is one more tool to make early detection even earlier. Watch our video to learn about how 3D Digital Mammography can help in the detection of breast cancers.