RYE, N.Y. — WESTMED Medical Group has begun offering Hologic 3D mammograms for annual breast-cancer screenings.
The new technology is designed to produce sharper images, which in turn means better screening and diagnostic readings.
Hologic 3D mammograms are similar to traditional screenings, but the difference comes in the results. The 3D images can be combined together as a reconstruction of the breast without the distraction overlapping tissue can provide when trying to make sense of the results.
“I have specialized in breast imaging since 1995, and this is the biggest technological advance in mammography during my career,” says Dr. Rand Stack, WESTMED radiologist. “We believe Hologic 3D mammography is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening who have dense breast tissue and women with a personal history of breast cancer.”
As with other breast exams, the radiologist will look at the results, and then talk with the patient to explain the exam and decide on what the next steps will be.
“Back before this technology was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), I was part of a team of mammography experts who reviewed the 3D images of 350 patients and compared them to conventional mammograms of the same patients,” Stack continues.
“We were immediately struck by the superior ability of Hologic 3D mammography to show early signs of breast cancer. For five years, I have looked forward to the day when I could bring this new technology to my patients.”
WESTMED Medical Group has locations in White Plains, Rye, Yonkers, Purchase, Scarsdale, New Rochelle and West Harrison.
For more information visit its website.
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