Preventative health screenings are one of the most important things you can do for your health. Guthrie recommends screenings as an essential component of your overall health and well-being. Mammograms are the best screening method available for breast cancer. 2D mammography continues to be appropriate for many women and is available at nine locations across our 11 county service area.
At Guthrie, we see in 3D
Guthrie also offers 3D Mammography, known as wide-angle breast tomosynthesis, at Guthrie Corning Hospital, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Troy Community Hospital. 3D mammography is especially helpful for women with dense breasts or a family history of breast cancer.
How 3D Mammography works
A full-field digital mammography system acquires multiple projection images of the breast. The X-ray tube moves through a wide 50o arc above the stationary detector, acquiring an image every two degrees for 25 projections. The images are reconstructed into a 3D volume in DICOM format for flexible display on reading and reporting workstations. Physicians can scroll through the slices for a comprehensive view.
- Fewer call-backs for additional screening and testing.
- Improved cancer detection showing deeper breast structure more clearly.
- Decreased false positives as individual layers of tissue are visualized separately.
- Improved imaging for dense breasts.
Today’s Technology Paired With Our Imaging Expertise
Guthrie breast radiologists are highly skilled in the diagnosis of all aspects of breast disease. Our dedicated team has specialized training and interprets high volumes of breast studies, reflecting our commitment to providing the highest level of care. We’re experts at breast imaging.
Dr. Bau, Dr. Ballard and Dr. Werner
Most breast-imaging appointments can be made within 48 hours and the referring physician often has results within 24 hours. For questions about 3D mammography or to make an appointment at one of our convenient locations, call 570-887-4000.