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3D Mammography

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 patient experience.

Senographe Pristina

Special features:

  • Pristina Dueta is a patient-assisted compression device that gives you control during your mammogram
  • 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.

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