Sutter Davis Hospital Welcomes New 3D Mammography Machine

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 in Quality

Beth Ward, mammography/radiation technologist, Sutter Davis Hospital, stands next to the hospital’s new 3D mammography machine.

DAVIS —Sutter Davis Hospital welcomed a new 3D mammography machine on Monday.

The new technology helps provide earlier breast cancer detection with low radiation, the first of its kind in Davis.

Also known as tomosynthesis, 3D mammography improves clinician’s ability to detect the size, shape and location of cancerous tumors within the breast by up to 40 percent.

3D technology creates hundreds of imagines rather than the traditional four images provided by a digital mammogram. Radiologists view breast tissue layer by layer, one millimeter at a time, similar to a CT scan reducing follow-up tests by up to 80 percent.

“The addition of a 3D mammography machine at Sutter Davis Hospital means early breast cancer detection and a decreased need for additional images and biopsies allowing for a quicker diagnosis, less false positives and more peace of mind,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO, Sutter Davis Hospital. “We are thrilled to provide this service to our community.”

Sutter Davis Hospital has made significant enhancements in its diagnostic imaging services this year. In May, the hospital installed a new 128-slice CT scanner.

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