3D Mammography is Latest Diagnostic Addition

06-12-2017

Southern Regional Medical Center adds 3D Mammography for breast imaging

Southern Regional Medical Center announced that it has added 3D Tomosynthesis – three-dimensional mammography technology – to improve critical patient care for early breast cancer detection and treatment. The hospital’s True Breast Tomosynthesis solution takes aim at improving breast cancer detection, reducing false-positive findings and cutting patient call backs.

True Breast Tomosynthesis is 3D mammogram technology that is proven to detect breast cancer better than traditional 2D mammography alone. While standard 2D mammograms take an image of the top and bottom side of a patient’s breast, True Breast Tomosynthesis takes approximately 25 images of the breast from many angles as the X-ray tube moves across the breast in a 50-degree arc.

These images are assembled into a 3D study so doctors can see the breast tissue in fine detail. It allows them to see clearly through breast tissue that may be overlapping, or through the tissue of women with dense breasts. Physicians are better able to detect and diagnose small tumors and rule out abnormalities that may have looked suspicious in the patient’s 2D mammogram.

Early detection is critical to surviving breast cancer. By reducing the distortion created by tissue overlap or dense breast tissue in 2D mammograms, physicians are better able to target the size, shape and location of a tumor through the 3D mammogram.

“The addition of 3-D Mammography in our Women’s Health services is aligned to Southern Regional’s mission of providing a full range of high-quality health care services to our community,” states Charlotte Dupré, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Regional Medical Center. “Our hospital is continually adding new programs and service lines to keep pace with the healthcare technology and to meet the needs of our patients.”

Clinical data has demonstrated that digital breast tomosynthesis increases detection of breast tumors and increased diagnostic accuracy can mean fewer diagnostic biopsy procedures and fewer anxiety-inducing recalls, which will typically contribute to improved patient outcomes. Southern Regional Medical Center installed the 3D technology to its existing Mammomat Inspiration mammography platform from Siemens. The facility’s team completed special training and certification on the True Breast Tomosynthesis technology prior to offering the service publicly.

The new 3D Mammography option is available at Southern Regional Medical Center’s Diagnostic Center at 11 Upper Riverdale Road in Riverdale, GA. For more information or to schedule a 3D mammogram, call 770-991-8144.

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