At the Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center Imaging Department, we are proud to offer the Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ exam with the SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System. This new exam provides better and earlier breast cancer detection and is more comfortable for our patients.
Mammograms are a woman’s best defense in detecting breast cancer earlier, but the fear of pain can cause some women to delay scheduling their annual mammogram.
The Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center Imaging Department is now able to provide our patients:
- More accurate exam versus conventional 2D mammography alone by detecting 20-65% more invasive breast cancers.
- A greater piece of mind by reducing the chance of unnecessary callbacks by up to 40% compared to conventional 2D mammography alone.
- Greater accuracy exam than conventional 2D mammography for women with a variety of breast density, as nearly 50% of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense breast tissue. This is the only mammogram that is FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts.
- Improved comfort by using the SmartCurve™ system. The SmartCurve™ system offers curved compression paddles, which mirror the shape of a woman’s breast. This reduces pinching and provides more uniform compressions over the entire breast, for added comfort. The SmartCurve™ system has shown an increase in comfort for 93% of patients who had previously reported moderate to severe discomfort during an exam using the conventional 2D mammography paddles.
Women will see very little change in positioning between the conventional 2D mammogram and the 3D mammogram™. In addition, the new exam takes about the same amount of time to complete, about 3.7 seconds of scan time per position. The real difference is in the information provided to the Radiologist (doctor that interprets your mammogram results). While the standard 2D mammogram exam only provides four basic images, a 3D™ exam offers multiple images (much like looking through pages of a book.)
The Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. If you would like to schedule a Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ exam or if you have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact the Forest County Potawatomi Health and Wellness Center at 715-478-4300. Take pride in your preventative breast health decisions!