3D Mammography at Paris Regional
Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why it’s important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100 percent.
At Paris Regional Health, your breast health is important to us. Our care team uses the latest technology – like 3D mammography – in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
What is 3D mammography?
3D mammography is a type of digital mammography which uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with the standard 2D digital mammography.
3D mammography follows the same basic procedure you’re probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography. 3D lasts just a few seconds longer, slightly extending the time of minor discomfort you may feel and the low-risk radiation exposure involved with all forms of digital mammography.
Why should I get a 3D mammogram?
The more complete and accurate image of your breast generated by 3D mammography allows us to detect breast cancer earlier and more effectively than traditional 2D mammography, so that we can take action to help you fight.
3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue or have been given a previous cancer or lesion diagnosis.
3D mammography’s higher accuracy also means less unnecessary return visits to the doctor for false positives that turn out to be non-cancerous.
How can I get a 3D mammogram?
We know you are busy, so we've added a walk-in option. If a window of time becomes available in your day, come see us at the registration desk in the main lobby and we will work you in.
To schedule a 3D mammogram, give us a call at 903.737.3900, option 1.