First in the Region
This new state of the art equipment is the latest step that Scotland Health Care System has taken to ensure that women in our region have access to a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening. This technology is the first and only available in our region and is an important resource for women in our communities and surrounding communities that we serve.
Why choose a 3D screening mammogram during your next breast cancer screening exam?
Any woman who needs breast screening should consider 3-D mammography. Women with dense breast tissue or risk factors, like a family history of breast cancer in particular, may benefit because it provides a clearer picture. A 3D Mammography exam is now the only mammogram that is FDA-approved as superior to standard 2D mammography for routine breast cancer screening of women with dense breasts.
Comfortable Breast Cushions
In addition to offering mammography technology, Scotland Health Care System 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.Accreditation
Same Experience, Better Results
The exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam. In a 3D 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.