Georgetown Community Hospital Now Offers State-of-the-Art 3D Mammography
December 18, 2017
Georgetown Community Hospital announced today the addition of 3D mammography services. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, 3D mammography captures images of the breast from multiple angles to ensure a more complete and accurate scan. This enhanced visibility allows for earlier and more effective detection of breast cancer and helps reduce the need for patients to undergo additional testing.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this state-of-the-art technology and further enhance the high quality care we provide to the women in our community,” said Donna Davis, Chief Nursing Officer at Georgetown Community Hospital. “Our 3D mammography service will help make it possible to detect breast cancer in earlier stages so that treatment can begin sooner, giving our patients a greater chance of beating the disease.”
A 3D mammogram follows the same basic procedure of standard 2D digital mammography and requires no additional breast compression. It lasts just a few seconds longer than a 2D mammogram.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Regular mammogram screenings are recommended for women age 40 and above as an essential tool for early detection and the fight against breast cancer.
Georgetown Community Hospital is proud to offer the latest in 3D mammogram technology to our community. To schedule a 3D mammogram, call 502-570-3773. For more information visit http://www.georgetowncommunityhospital.com/our-services/diagnostic-imaging/3d-mammography.