St. Anthony Community Hospital Introduces 3D Mammography

3D Mammography Exams are Clinically Proven to Increase Invasive Cancer Detection and Reduce Need for Re-testing

| 22 Jan 2020 | 01:24

St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), now offers Genius 3D Mammography exams. Utilizing breast tomosynthesis technology, three-dimensional exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

“The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities,” said Robert Yates, Director, Imaging Services, Bon Secours Charity Health System.

How Does 3D Mammography Work?

The 3D exam utilizes a rotating digital scanner to capture images of the tissue from multiple angles. Radiologists and technologists can move and enlarge the images to view any area of concern. This technology is considered superior to conventional digital mammography and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new system is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities.

This piece of equipment was funded in part by the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation and the generosity of the community. The 3D mammography upgrade is included in phase one of the $10 million renovation of the St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Radiology Department.

Women’s imaging services, including three-dimensional mammography, are offered at St. Anthony Community Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center at 55 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Warwick. Three-dimensional mammography also is offered at The Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Book a 3D Mammogram Exam Near You

For more information about women’s imaging at St. Anthony Community Hospital, please call 845.988.9905. For information about imaging at The Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital, please call 845.368.5900.