The POWER and PROMISE of 3D MAMMOGRAPHY is now available at Johnson County Imaging.
Johnson County Imaging is excited to offer 3D mammography, also referred to as breast tomosynthesis, for breast cancer screening. 3D Mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps our Radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.
We believe 3D Mammography will benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients, and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and/or women with a personal history of breast cancer.
Breast cancer screening with 3D, when combined with a conventional 2D mammogram, has a 40% higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone. 3D technology gives our Radiologists increased confidence with up to a 40% reduction in recall rates.
The 3D Mammography screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram. During a 3D exam, 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. By offering women the latest and more accurate technology in mammography, Johnson County Imaging expects to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. 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.
Johnson County Imaging is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering 3D digital mammography, Johnson County Imaging provides the latest in imaging technology. If you have questions or would like to learn more about this important breast health procedure, please contact us at 913.469.8998. Women choosing to have the screening 3D mammogram will incur a $59.00 charge at the time of service. Walk in, screening mammography exams available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00. Scheduled appointments are available Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00. Evening appointments also available by request. Call 913.469.8998 to schedule today.