3D Mammography in Mauston
The latest advancement in early breast cancer detection
3D mammography is a screening tool used to look for breast cancer. The
technology provides clear, detailed images, regardless of breast tissue
density. The accuracy of the images allows radiologists to detect smaller
cancers sooner, and also decreases the chance of false-positive results
and call-backs for additional imaging tests.
Reshaping the Mammogram Experience
Mile Bluff’s machine, Senographe Pristina by GE, not only provides
clearer, enriched images for diagnosis, it also has features that enhance the
Pristina Dueta is a patient-assisted compression device that gives you control during
Curved and padded armrests promote relaxation and decrease muscle tension.
SensorySuite uses sights, scents and sounds to draw your attention away from the mammogram
itself, making it a more pleasant experience.
Stereotactic Biopsies Available in Mauston
When a lump or questionable area is discovered in the breast, a biopsy
can help to assess if breast cancer is present. Using 3D mammography to
pinpoint the suspicious area, a radiologist can perform a stereotactic
biopsy to take a sample of breast tissue to be tested for cancer cells.
About Your Mammogram
- Schedule your test for a time when your breasts are least likely to be tender.
- Avoid using any deodorants, antiperspirants, powders, lotions, creams or
perfumes under your arms or on your breasts. The materials used in some
of these products can appear on your images.
- Your exam will take a total of 20 to 30 minutes.
- You will have the option of choosing various scents, sounds and sights
to put you at ease on during your exam.
- You will be given the option to take control and participate in compression
of your breast.
- During the exam, an X-ray arm will move in a small arc over your breast
to take multiple pictures. This provides radiologists with thin-section
images that can be analyzed layer by layer, and can be constructed into
a 3D image of the breast.
For more information about 3D mammography, talk to your primary care provider,
or call Mile Bluff's Medical Imaging Department at 608-847-1829.