St. Francis Memorial Hospital’s Now Performing 3D Mammography!
3D Mammography boasts a more comprehensive breast exam. With a traditional mammogram, a radiologist is viewing all of your breast tissue in one flat image. Sometimes normal breast tissue can overlap, giving the illusion of an abnormal area. Having the 3D mammogram, we are able to look at the 1 millimeter slices, and can scroll through the images in more detail. This also means there is a lesser chance your doctor will call you back for a second look because they can see the breast tissue more clearly.
“3D is the newest technology for breast cancer detection, and it’s done right along with your traditional 2D exam. You won’t even notice the difference in exams! The X Ray arm will sweep over your breast, taking multiple images in 1 millimeter slices. For each compression, that sweep will only take an extra 4 seconds and there is no additional radiation dose!” Danelle Ehrisman, Radiology Manager, explains.