Reid’s all digital, state-of-the-art Breast Center offers digital mammography — and now, 3D Mammography!
Our digital mammography provides patients with greater accuracy, making it possible to detect problems in their earliest stages. Digital Mammography allows the radiologists to zoom in, sharpen, and even rotate the images when making their diagnosis. Plus, all digital mammograms are evaluated with Computer Aided Detection®.
The latest technology
Today’s gold standard in breast cancer screening is 2D mammography. Traditional 2D mammograms are limited by decreasing sensitivity as the density of a woman’s breast tissue increases, or when breast tissue overlaps. This can sometimes lead to a need for additional images. Reid Health Breast Center now offers Breast Tomosynthesis. It’s state-of-the-art 3D mammogram technology that is proven to detect breast cancer better than traditional 2D mammography alone.
Breast Tomosynthesis takes many X-ray pictures of each breast from many angles that are not available in traditional mammography. The X-ray tube moves in a 50-degree arc around the breast, taking 25 images during the exam. Those images are then sent to a computer, where they are assembled into a 3-dimensional picture. The result is a more detailed image that helps health providers detect malignant tumors better than standard 2D mammography alone, with fewer recalls. We have added this technology as another top-notch tool to ensure we provide the best evaluation possible based on your need. You should be aware that additional costs may apply depending on your insurance provider.
Why choose digital?
Digital mammograms have been proven to be significantly better than film-screen mammography in detecting cancers in women younger than 50 and in all women with dense breast tissue.
- Digital mammograms have been shown to spot up to 28% more cancers than film.
- Digital mammograms are stored directly into a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified or easily transmitted for further evaluation.
But technology isn’t the only thing that sets our Breast Center apart. The center is conveniently located just inside the main entrance of Reid Hospital’s Outpatient Care Center, providing both privacy and easy access!
Birthday Mammogram Reminder
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Scheduling your annual mammogram at Reid Breast Center is easy. Just call
- Central Scheduling, (765) 983-3358
You do not need an order from your physician for a screening mammogram. Early morning and late day appointments are also available for your convenience.
Women’s Health Day
You can combine your annual mammogram with PAP and DEXA osteoporosis screening if you choose, and also get a complimentary chair massage and gift bag if you schedule for the monthly Women’s Health Day. The third Thursday of every month, you can sign up for the two-hour appointment by calling Reid Central Scheduling at (765) 983-3358. Space is limited, so call today!
The Reid Breast Center currently has the following accreditations:
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Breast Ultrasound
- Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy