October is approaching, which means breast cancer awareness month is around the corner! One of the most exciting things offered in our Women’s facility is 3-D/TOMO mammograms, which may provide a more accurate picture of a woman’s breast health than traditional mammograms. Conventional mammography captures breast images from two different angles. The 3-D scanner, however, rotates in an arc over the patient and captures images from various angles. The additional angles here give doctors greater insight into the patient’s breast health and can help identify small tumors and reduce false positives.
According to the American Cancer Society, women over the age of 40 should receive a yearly screening mammogram and conduct monthly self-exams in between. In addition to 3-D/TOMO mammograms, the Women’s Center will be offering ultrasound and Dexa Scans.
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