For more information, please call 304-526-2270
Women who undergo routine mammograms at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Breast Health Center now offers patients the Selenia® Dimensions® 3D digital mammography system from Hologic. The Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center is Huntington’s only breast center accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers to offer this advanced technology.
The Selenia system provides patients with the next level in breast imaging — tomosynthesis — a breakthrough technology poised to revolutionize how breast cancer is detected today. Breast tomosynthesis helps physicians identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. It is an exceptional diagnostic tool for physicians that supports more confident diagnoses and saves valuable time, reducing the need for callbacks for additional imaging and enabling patients to get results more quickly.
During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick image “slices” that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
By offering women the latest technology in mammography, the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center hopes to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.
To schedule a 3D digital mammogram at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center, please call 304-526-2270 or request an appointment here.