Posted on January 10, 2013
CCHC utilizes 3D imaging for mammograms in New Bern, NC
Coastal Carolina Health Care Imaging Center in New Bern is one of the first imaging centers in the state to offer 3D mammography for breast cancer screening.
Linda Povich of CCHC Imaging Center said the 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.
She said the center’s system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing patient comfort, and a 3D (tomosynthesis) platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance.
Povich said the 3D mammography is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those with dense breast tissue and/or women with a personal history of breast cancer.
“Breast cancer screening with 3D mammography when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a higher cancer detention rate than conventional 2D mammography alone. This technology gives radiologists increased confidence with a significant reduction in recall rates up to 40 percent,” Povich said in a press release.