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According to the American Cancer Society breast cancer is the second most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. And while a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening, it’s important to know that nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the United States are surviving in large part to early detection and prevention.
McLaren’s nationally accredited Breast Care Center now offers digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D Mammography, in addition to its world-class comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. This state-of-the-art cancer detecting technology in the hands of our expert caregivers will further advance our relentless pursuit to fight breast cancer and support its survivors.
What are the Benefits of 3D Mammography?
3D Mammography is the next generation of cancer detection in the breast and the new standard of care in breast imaging. Physicians can now see through the breast at one millimeter intervals, offering clearer imagery and reducing the instances of undiscovered masses due to superimposition. This is especially beneficial for women with dense breast tissue, which occurs in almost half of all women in the United States.
Benefits of 3D Mammography include, but are not limited to:
- Specifically designed to improve detecting cancers in dense breast tissue
- 40% more accurate than 2D Mammography in detecting invasive breast cancers
- Detects cancers earlier, finding masses that may not visible with 2D Mammography
- Reduces the rate of false positives, the need for follow-up mammograms and biopsies, saving patients time, anxiety and additional doses of radiation
Does My Insurance Cover 3D Mammography?
While some insurances may cover the cost of a 3D Mammography screening, some may not and the patient may be responsible for the fee. We encourage your patients to speak directly with their insurance provider to determine eligibility.
Schedule A 3D Mammogram
McLaren’s nationally accredited Breast Care Center now offers 3D Mammography in addition to its world-class comprehensive and compassionate cancer care. Additional 3D Mammography services are available at Mid-Michigan Physicians Imaging Center in Lansing. Appointments can be made by calling one of the locations below.
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