What’s Better Than Early Detection? Earlier Detection!
Exciting new 3D Mammography technology can increase your chances of early invasive breast cancer detection by 41%1
Why choose a 3D screening mammogram during your next breast cancer screening exam?
- 3D mammography may increase the detection rate of invasive breast cancer by 41%, increases the detection of all breast cancers by 29% and reduces unnecessary callbacks by 15%1
- In a standard 2D screening mammogram, the radiologist looks at two images of each breast. In a 3D screening mammogram, the radiologist can look at approximately 100 images of each breast.
- The radiologist has the ability to view inside the breast layer-by-layer minimizing the effects of overlapping tissue.
- 3D mammography is covered by most insurance plans as a preventative care benefit.
Comfortable Breast Cushions
In addition to offering mammography technology, Crossroads Community Hospital offers a warmer, softer and more comfortable mammogram by using single-use breast cushion for every patient. These breast cushions are soft foam pads that can help relieve the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram. The cushion is placed on the surface of the image detector, providing the softer, more comfortable mammogram.
These pads have been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort associated with mammograms for most women. While the breast cushion provides comfort, it does not compromise the image quality needed for a routine mammogram.
Schedule your 3D mammography breast screening today by calling (618) 241-8777. No physician order is necessary and we’ll be glad to assist you in transferring your previous mammograms.
1Friedewald, S. et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. 2014, June. Journal of the American Medical Association. Volume 311(24) 2499-2507
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