Baptist Health Floyd is pleased to offer 3D mammography for breast cancer screening at its Diagnostic Imaging Center in Corydon located at 313 Federal Drive NW, Suite 020. 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.
The 3D mammogram screening experience is similar to a traditional 2D mammogram. During a 3D mammogram, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
Advantages of a 3D mammogram include:
- 41 percent more invasive cancers have been found than with a conventional 2D mammogram alone
- Up to 40 percent reduction in repeat mammograms
- 29 percent improvement in overall cancer detection rates
- Masses, distortions and asymmetric densities are clearly and easily seen
- Cost savings in unnecessary call backs
By offering women the latest and more accurate technology in mammography, Baptist Health Floyd hopes to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened; therefore, detecting and treating cancer at an earlier stage. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.
The total cost of a 3D mammogram after insurance is just $60, but is fully covered by Medicare. For more information, visit baptisthealthfloyd.com/Mammo. To schedule your 3D or 2D mammogram at Baptist Health Floyd Diagnostic Imaging – Corydon, call (812) 734-3920 with or without a physician referral.