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3D Mammography Helps Increase Cancer Detection, Reduces False Positives

Posted by | Posted in Memorial Breast Diagnostic Services, Memorial Medical Center, Women | Posted on 24-09-2015


Susan King, a mammography tech at Memorial Medical Imaging Services, works with the 3D mammography unit at Koke Mill Medical Center. (Photo: Kara Slating/Memorial Medical Center)

Adding 3D mammography to your traditional mammogram increases cancer detection and reduces false-positive results, according to a study published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Also known as breast tomosynthesis, 3D mammography is a type of digital mammography in which X-ray machines take pictures of thin slices of the breast from different angles, the National Cancer Institute says. Computer software reconstructs the image.

Memorial Medical Center will offer 3D mammography at two locations in Springfield beginning this fall. Memorial Breast Diagnostic Services will offer the screenings at Koke Mill Medical Center in the Mammography Department near Koke Mill ExpressCare and at Baylis Building at Rutledge and Miller streets. Read the rest of this entry »