With the introduction of 3D mammography, physicians and patients have been impressed with the increased detection of early breast cancers and the decrease in call back rates on screening mammograms. The advanced technology of 3D mammography helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping breast tissue which occurs with 2D mammograms.
Recent studies have shown the following results from the introduction of 3D mammography into women’s imaging practices:
• 53% increase in invasive cancer detection rates
• 35% increase in cancer detection rates
• 37% decrease in call back rates
• 11% decrease in biopsy rates
3D mammography benefits all screening and diagnostic mammography patients and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and women with a personal history of breast cancer. The 3D screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram.
In addition to 3D Mammography, SouthCoast Imaging Hilton Head offers Ultrasound, Bone Density testing, plain films and Fluoroscopy – all in a quiet, comfortable outpatient setting.
With registered technologists and on site, board-certified radiologists, SouthCoast Imaging Hilton Head features same day or next-day appointments, a flexible schedule, personal care and privacy. Most insurance plans are accepted and exams are generally reported to your doctor within 24 hours. “By offering women the latest technology in mammography, SouthCoast Imaging Hilton Head expects to increase the number of women who will be routinely screened,” said Dr. Patricia Shapiro. “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 sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. Early detection saves lives.
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