Diagnostic imaging plays a vital role in the early detection of breast cancer and if needed, an individualized treatment plan. The Women’s Center is proud to now offer 3-D mammography with the Hologic Selenia Dimensions System.
The system produces more detailed images of breast tissue than traditional mammography by capturing 3-D slices of the breast, all at different angles, in order to detect even the smallest lumps.
The system features imaging that is fast and clinically superior compared with 2-D imaging. The exam is performed in a rapid 3.7-second scan time for greater patient comfort and low patient dose, due to the elimination of 2-D X-ray exposures.
The new 3-D mammography system also features SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization, which reduces pain and the discomfort during mammograms. The curved design compression device mirrors the shape of a women’s breast to reduce pinching and apply uniform compression over the entire breast for added comfort.
3-D mammography is:
- Proven to detect 20%-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%.
- Proven to reduce callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone.
- FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone.
The machine takes multiple images in seconds and the doctor views them, one slice at a time, in 1 mm layers. In addition to 3-D mammograms, our Women’s Center also offers breast MRI, breast ultrasounds, and other services.
Our procedures are unparalleled in our Women’s Center. We’ve received accreditation by the Mammography Quality Standards Act and are FDA-certified for meeting high professional standards of safety and quality.
Remember: Early Detection is the Key to Prevention! Schedule your mammograms now and get them on schedule.