On-Site 3D Mammography
Dr. Patton is passionate about the care of each of his patients, which is why we have expanded the services offered in our practice. We now offer on-site, same day, 3D Mammography AND Breast Ultrasound.
Some of the most astounding statistics for women's health are those surrounding breast cancer. We know that early detection and proper screenings are key to ensuring your overall health.
We’re serious about breast health, which is why we use GE's state-of-the-art technology, the Pristina 3D Mammography System and ABUS Breast Ultrasound.
Your reports and images are completed and maintained by our same board-certified Radiologists.
We look forward to seeing you when you come in for your mammogram!
WHY 3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)?
ConvenienceIn-office mammography during annual exam or any appointment.
Privacy and ComfortOne patient at a time and no sitting in crowded waiting rooms while partially disrobed.
Continuity of CareYour entire mammography experience is monitored by your provider in the same location.
Board-Certified RadiologistsHighly credentialed specialists meeting exact standards of education and experience.
Caring TechnologistsExperienced breast imaging techs are not only registered and certified but gentle and understanding.
ReliabilityThe best equipment and peripherals available with an exceptional record for consistency and clarity.
Did you know?
Healthcare organizations like the American College of Radiology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure advise every woman over 40 (earlier with a family history of breast cancer) have an annual screening mammogram.
A screening 3D mammogram significantly increases the chances of detecting most anomalies at their earliest stage. This is exactly why our practice subscribes to these recommendations and offers in-office 3D mammography to every qualifying patient.
Did you know?
The chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age. 1 (ONE) in 8 (EIGHT) women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
Most experts in women's health agree with having a mammogram at 40+ years of age. That is still the gold standard for breast health.
What are dense breasts and why does it matter?
Women with dense breasts are also at an increased risk of getting breast cancer. Put simply, breasts contain glandular, connective, and fat tissue. Dense breasts have relatively high amounts of glandular and connective tissue with relatively low amounts of fatty breast tissue. Studies show nearly half of all women over 40 have dense breasts. This can make it harder to find cancer and more difficult to read a mammogram.
What makes the GE ABUS breast ultrasound different?
- Mammography may miss more than a third of cancers in dense breast and the ABUS, when used in addition to mammography, can improve breast cancer detection by 37.5%
- The ABUS is designed for better patient comfort
- ABUS has been shown to find small, invasive, node-negative cancers that are missed by mammography
- Exams are quick and performed by our highly qualified Sonographers and/or Radiology Technicians.