Missouri Delta Now Offers 3D Mammography
Women who undergo routine mammograms at Missouri Delta Medical Center now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. Missouri Delta Medical Center is one of the few women’s centers in the United States to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening with a Selenia® Dimensions® digital mammography system. Selenia Dimensions is the latest generation of mammography equipment from Hologic, the women’s healthcare company, the world leader in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The Selenia Dimensions system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and a ground-breaking 3D tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance.
Breast tomosynthesis is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
There are more than 8,000 breast cancer screening sites in the US. Nearly 5,000 have at least one digital mammography system. Less than 100 have installed this newest generation of digital mammography equipment.
By offering women the latest technology in mammography, Missouri Delta Medical Center hopes to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer some time in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a women’s change of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent.
Missouri Delta Medical Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering 3D breast tomosynthesis digital mammography, Missouri Delta Medical Center provides the latest in imaging quality. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact Missouri Delta’s Women’s Imaging Center at 472-7330.