The odds of beating breast cancer have never been better, thanks to advancements in early detection and treatment. Lima Memorial joins this fight by having the latest enhancement in mammographic imaging at the Women’s Health Center at the Lima Memorial Medical Park. Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, the Women’s Health Center offers the full spectrum of mammography services. In addition to digital mammograms, patients also have the option to have a 3D mammogram performed.
3D mammography, or Tomosynthesis, is the newest screening and diagnostic test for breast cancer offering women and their physicians a more accurate way to detect the presence of breast abnormalities. 3D mammography is a significant advance in mammographic imaging. With 3D technology, multiple images from varying angles are taken, allowing the radiologist to see more clearly through the multiple layers of breast tissue. According to Journal of American Medical Association, trials have shown that 3D mammography may find up to 40 percent more invasive breast cancers and is able to detect cancers smaller in size and at an earlier stage.
To schedule a mammogram or to have questions answered about this important breast health procedure, please contact the Lima Memorial Women’s Health Center by calling 419-998-4497.