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St. Anthony Community Hospital Introduces 3D Mammography

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     St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, is now offering 3D mammography exams that utilize advanced breast tomosynthesis technology that can significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the likelihood that a woman will be asked to return for additional testing.

     “The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities,” said Robert Yates, System Director of Imaging Services, Bon Secours Charity Health System.

How Does 3D Mammography Work?

     In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping dense breast tissue is a common reason why breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. The 3D exam utilizes a rotating digital scanner to capture images of the tissue from multiple angles.  These enhanced images greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect, and radiologists and technologists can move and enlarge the images to view any area of concern.

     This technology is considered superior to conventional digital mammography and is approved by the FDA. The new system is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities.

Book a 3D Mammogram Exam Near You

     Women’s imaging services, including 3D mammography, are offered at St. Anthony Community Hospital’s off-site imaging facility located on 55 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Warwick. For more information about women’s imaging at St. Anthony Community Hospital, call 368-5155 or visit www.stanthonycommunityhosp.org/womens-services.

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