Hollywood Diagnostics Center wants to let all readers know ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, that doctors are shining a light on a type of mammogram with emerging technology.
3-D tomosynthesis, also known as a 3-D mammogram, which is offered at Hollywood Diagnostics Center, has been approved by the FDA since 2011. The technology provides a deeper look at breast tissue to detect any cancerous cells.
The 3-D technology allows you to, much like a CT scan, take several very thin slices through an arc of imaging a range of different projections and then all put together through the computer software. It gives you a much better picture of anything that’s going to stand out like the density within dense tissue might stand out much better in this mode than it does on the routine digital mammography.
To prevent breast cancer, mammograms are highly encouraged. Hospitals, however, are seeing a huge drop in women getting those check-ups because of issues such as time constraints. They have a lot going on in their lives and it’s hard to come back for those repeat exams. Everyone has difficulty making appointments, especially now, and the anxiety of waiting is very telling.
In addition to time, another concern is cost. The exam is covered by some insurers but some people could face an extra fee depending on their plan.
If you live in South Florida, or specifically the city of Hollywood, and are in need of a mammogram or even the 3-D mammogram known as 3-D tomosynthesis, or any medical imaging, then call the Hollywood Diagnostics Center today! Medical professionals are ready to assist you with all of the tests and procedures that you need to get your health in order. All of the staff is friendly and ready to answer any questions you have regarding any medical imaging technologies and procedures. Call the Hollywood Diagnostic Center at Phone: (954) 966-3600 today!