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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Breast Cancer Detection With 3D Mammography & Stereotactic Imaging

Posted By: Advancing Care
Breast cancer detection

According to The American Cancer Society, more than 281,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States for 2021, with the numbers steadily increasing in recent years.

To serve this growing need, Bon Secours Community Hospital is now offering 3D mammography — making us the only provider of 3D mammography in the city of Port Jervis and surrounding area at press time.

3D technology utilizes X-ray images of the breast from many different angles and layers, to produce images with more detail than traditional two-dimensional mammograms. The additional detail improves diagnostic accuracy, which reduces the chances of a patient needing to return for more testing.

Ann Maver takes advantage of new 3D mammography technology at Bon Secours Community Hospital.

With this imaging technology, Bon Secours Community Hospital is also introducing a new service, stereotactic breast biopsies, where stereo imaging from 3D mammography scans are used to help pinpoint a correct biopsy location. A sample of breast tissue is then removed from the area of concern using a needle, sparing healthy tissue.