A 3D mammogram is similar to a traditional mammogram. The mammographer will position you, compress your breast under a paddle and take images from different angles. The x-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple breast images in just seconds. This process takes 10 seconds.
The mammographer will review the images to ensure they have captured adequate images. The radiologist will then evaluate and read the images and will send the results to both you and your provider.