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Mammography Self-Referral Program
Screening mammogram appointments can be made without a physician order here at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Simply give us a call, schedule your appointment, and we'll provide your primary care physician with your results.
To schedule your screening mammogram, call 316.322.4510.
3D Mammography Latest in High-Tech Breast Care
Susan B. Allen was one of the first healthcare providers in the region to offer the new advanced 3D mammography technology, the Selenia Dimensions 5000 with C-View™ software from Hologic. This lower-dose 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) is the latest innovation in breast cancer screening which offers superior performance to 2D alone.
Hologic’s new C-View™ software creates a 2D image from the 3D dataset, removing the need for a separate 2D exposure. The elimination of the 2D exposure results in patients spending less time under compression and a reduction in radiation, while providing the improved clinical benefits of 3D mammography – increased diagnostic accuracy and reduced recall rates.
“Lower-dose 3D mammography is a significant enhancement to this game-changing technology, “ said Fred Mueller, Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services. “Even though 3D mammography exams using traditional 2D images met FDA safety standards, some patients worried about the level of radiation exposure. Hologic’s C-View option completely eliminates that concern while still providing the superb clinical performance we have come to depend upon from this technology. We are very pleased to be able to offer women the full benefits of 3D mammography coupled with faster exam times, a lower dose and an overall better patient experience.”
What is a 3D mammography breast exam?
3D works by capturing multiple slices (images) of the breast, from several angles. The images create a layered 3D breast image. Our radiologist is then able to review your breast, one thin slice at a time, almost like turning pages in a book, which makes it easier for them to see if there is anything to be concerned about.
3D mammography complements standard 2D mammography and is performed at the same time with the same system. There is no additional compression required and the exam takes just about the same time as a standard mammogram.
Why we offer a 3D mammography service:
3D mammography is approved for all women who would be undergoing a standard mammogram regardless of age or breast type, whether you are coming in for a screening and/or diagnostic mammogram.
How much radiation is used for this type of mammogram?
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