What is 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)?

DBT is an advanced method often used for diagnostic purposes. The breast is scanned over an arch of 30 degrees, during which multiple X-ray images are taken to create a 3D image that shows tissue structures in more detail.


DBT generates a stack of sharp cross-sectional images of the breast. With reduced tissue overlap in the image, cancerous cells have fewer places to hide. Because of scan acquisition, the compression time is slightly longer than in a 2D exam.

3d mammogram machine

The Planmed way to Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Planmed’s unique Continuous, Sync-and-Shoot imaging method enables exceptionally clear tomosynthesis images with great visibility of microcalcifications and other delicate structures.

3D Breast Tomosynthesis

See more – with Clarity.

Planmed Clarity™ 3D provides both 2D (Full Field Digital) and 3D (Digital Breast Tomosynthesis) imaging. The Planmed Clarity system supports both screening and additional work-up examinations and biopsy procedures.

Planmed Clarity has not yet received US FDA approval, but it does have CE marking and other clearances that allow it to be sold in various parts of the world. Contact Planmed for availability in specific regions.