Breast Cancer Detection With 3D Mammography & Stereotactic Imaging
According to The American Cancer Society, more than 281,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States for 2021, with the numbers steadily increasing in recent years.
To serve this growing need, Bon Secours Community Hospital is now offering 3D mammography — making us the only provider of 3D mammography in the city of Port Jervis and surrounding area at press time.
3D technology utilizes X-ray images of the breast from many different angles and layers, to produce images with more detail than traditional two-dimensional mammograms. The additional detail improves diagnostic accuracy, which reduces the chances of a patient needing to return for more testing.
With this imaging technology, Bon Secours Community Hospital is also introducing a new service, stereotactic breast biopsies, where stereo imaging from 3D mammography scans are used to help pinpoint a correct biopsy location. A sample of breast tissue is then removed from the area of concern using a needle, sparing healthy tissue.
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.