Scotland Health Care’s First 3D Mammography Patient
Scotland Health Care System is committed to the fight against breast cancer, that’s why we are pleased to announce the addition of 3D Mammography, a new state-of-the-art breast imaging technology that provides a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening.
Scotland Health Care System is the first in the region to introduce this new technology to improve breast cancer detection, reduce false-positive findings and reduce the need for patient call backs.
Paula McKinney, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Scotland Health Care System was the first patient to receive this new state-of-the-art breast imaging technology.
“Given my past history, I am excited that Scotland Health Care System is now offering 3D Mammography because it can allow for better visualization of tissue which can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of breast abnormalities”, stated McKinney. “Women’s health, especially breast health, is an important issue today and I am pleased that Scotland Health Care System has taken a proactive approach to be the first facility in our region to offer 3D Mammography. I am honored to have been able to be the first patient to receive a 3D Mammogram. Early detection saves lives. Schedule your 3D Mammogram today and tell all your female friends and family,” added McKinney.
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.
While insurance coverage for mammograms may vary, the ACR (American College of Radiology) recommends a baseline screening between the ages of 35-39 and yearly screening beginning at age 40.
3D mammograms are performed in the Outpatient Imaging Center located on the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital.
For more information about the 3D mammography technology at Scotland Health Care System or to make an appointment, please call Scotland Health Care System’s scheduling department at 910-291-7243. Visit ScotlandHealth.org/3Dmammogram to learn more.