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
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
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.