Hamilton Diagnostics Center Offering 3D Mammography

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Hamilton Diagnostics Center Offering 3D MammographyHamilton Diagnostics Center (HDC) is offering 3D mammography, allowing for a more in-depth breast analysis.

HDC uses the GE SenoClaire digital breast tomosynthesis technology, which enables images of the whole breast to be taken in slices and then re-constructed in 3D. This allows radiologists to view breast tissue in layers, look between overlapping tissue and identify abnormalities.

3D mammography is performed with the same level of compression and takes approximately the same amount of time as a regular 2D mammogram.

The key features of the GE SenoClaire include: no increase in radiation dosage from a 2D standard mammogram to a 3D view, step-and-shoot tube motion which preserves microcalcification sharpness and avoids image blur.

Hamilton Diagnostics Center images are read by a team of experienced radiologists who collaborate on complex cases.

A doctor’s order is required. To schedule a 3D mammogram, please call 706-272-6565.

  

Photo: Hamilton Diagnostics Center (HDC) is now offering 3D mammography. In the front is Kim Farnes, senior mammography technologist. In the back, from left, are Jenni Harrod, mammography technologist; Brian Cate, MD, radiologist; and Gina Black, mammography technologist.