CARTERSVILLE, GA;  The Breast Imaging Center at Cartersville Medical Center is excited to now offer 3D mammography. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, 3D mammography exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decrease the number of women asked to return for additional testing. Also, a breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose, is an added feature of the new system now available to patients at The Breast Imaging Center.

The technology increases diagnostic confidence with its exceptional images and has the potential to increase compliance for the countless women who have reported avoiding regular mammograms due in large part to the fear of discomfort associated with breast compression.

"This new system not only enables us to improve the experience for our patients by providing them with a more comfortable mammogram they've been waiting for, but more importantly allows us to do so while maintaining clinical accuracy by providing our physicians with the industry's fastest, highest resolution 3D images to accelerate screening and analysis," said Chris Mosley, CEO at Cartersville Medical Center. "Being able to arm our doctors with the advanced ability to identify subtle lesions and fine calcifications and help pinpoint cancers in early stages, while also keeping patients more comfortable than ever before, is priceless," Mosley added.

Overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A 3D exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.

The 3D exam includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesis-dimensional portion of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. The exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam.

The Breast Imaging Center at Cartersville Medical Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the 3D exam, The Breast Imaging Center provides an additional tool for the detection of breast cancer.

The Breast Imaging Center at Cartersville Medical Center is located inside The Hope Center, Suite 107, at 100 Market Place Boulevard. If you would like to schedule a 3D mammography exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call (855) 828-5136 or visit CartersvilleMedical.com.