Genesis Expands 3D Mammography to GMC-DeWitt, GMC-Aledo
The latest in 3-dimensional mammography technology is now available at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt, Iowa and Genesis Medical Center-Aledo, Ill.
The 3-dimensional technology is also available at Genesis Imaging Center locations in Davenport and Silvis, Ill.
“The technology now available at additional Genesis locations is the most advanced 3D mammography screening available and has shown to have benefits in accuracy of imaging and improved early detection of breast cancer,’’ said Curt Coleman, president of Genesis Critical Access Hospitals. “Every advance in imaging technology gives us hope we will find breast cancers earlier and save lives.’’
According to studies, the addition of tomosynthesis, or 3D technology, to mammography is associated with a decrease in the number of patients called back for additional screening. Cancer detection rates are also improved with the use of 3D imaging.
The use of 3D mammography does not change the experience of the traditional mammogram. Compression of the breast is still required.
To request an appointment for a 3D mammogram at any Genesis Imaging location, go to www.genesishealth.com/3DMammo and complete the form available. Or call the scheduling line at (563) 421-3200.