1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Of that, 85% have no family history of it. Early detection is critical! Despite some variance in the guidelines, the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology/Breast Imaging agree that 40 is the appropriate age to start screenings. If you have a history of breast cancer in your family or are at high risk for developing breast cancer, your provider may recommend you have a mammogram earlier or more often.
Perry Memorial Hospital is committed to helping find and treat breast cancer earlier with our new Hologic® 3D Mammography™ system. This technology is leaps ahead of traditional 2D mammography and detects 20-65% more invasive breast cancer than 2D scans alone. But the advantages don’t stop there. Here’s a few more reasons, you should choose to have a Genius™ 3D mammogram at Perry Memorial.
Even though the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam can scan 2D and 3D images, traditional 2D scans are often limiting in making an accurate diagnosis. You can’t see the entire breast due to overlapping layers of tissues. This often leads to unclear results, false alarms or cancer being missed entirely. With 3D mammograms, our team can give your physician a series of detailed images that show the breast layer by layer. In fact, studies have proven that our Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam can detect breast cancer 15 months earlier than conventional mammography. Now that’s early detection!
We’ve all heard or experienced 2D mammogram stories. Needless to say, they’re uncomfortable. But that’s not the case with 3D Mammograms. 3D Mammograms not only provide better, more accurate results – compression time during a scan is only 3.7 seconds.
The stress of finding a lump or mass in your breast can be frightening, but with a 3D mammogram, we are able to get a more accurate picture of your breast the first time we scan. That means fewer repeat scans, less biopsies, and less stress for you. So, make it easy on yourself and opt for a 3D scan next time.
No matter what your breast type is, Perry Memorial is ready to provide you with a more accurate breast cancer screening – and you don’t need a provider’s order to schedule your exam.