3D MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS NOW AVAILABLE
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) is pleased to announce its recent installation of new technology to offer 3D mammography screenings. This new technology, Genius 3D Mammography from Hologic, Inc., utilizes advanced breast tomosynthesis technology and is now available at WCCH.
A 3D mammogram screening with the Genius technology includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesis-dimensional portion of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. A 3D exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam. This system is the only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis system as approved by the FDA.
“Annual mammogram screenings are extremely important for women over the age of 40. As a facility that is accredited by the American College of Radiology in mammography, we can perform routine mammogram screenings meeting high standards and superb image quality. 3D imaging gives our radiologists, surgeons and referring physicians access to the information they need to make an informed diagnoses,” said Jacob Richey, director of radiology at WCCH.
If you would like to schedule a 3D mammogram screening, or to learn more, please call (337) 527-4256 or visit wcch.com.