Samaritan Health Services hospitals are now offering 3-D mammography at all Diagnostic Imaging locations, including Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport.
“We are proud to offer this new technology to our patients,” said Scott Wilson, vice president of Ancillary & Clinical Support Services at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. “We are committed to the fight against breast cancer and this exam will help with early detection.”
The new tomosynthesis exam creates a 3-D image of the breast using X-rays. This exam increases the detection of breast cancers and decreases the number of women asked to return for additional testing. An X-ray arm takes multiple images of each breast from many angles in seconds. The images are sent to a computer where they are displayed as a series of thin slices producing a clear, highly focused 3-D image. The overall exam is only a few seconds longer than a 2-D exam and makes breast cancers easier to see in dense breast tissue, making breast screening more comfortable, and leads to early detection.
Samaritan Diagnostic Imaging provides services for bone density tests, cardiac CTA and scoring, CAT scan, mammography, echocardiography, PET-CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray and more. Patient comfort and safety is the top priority while gathering information needed for a fast and accurate diagnosis. To find a location near you, visit samhealth.org/Imaging.