Everything is Clearer in 3D
Compared to ordinary mammography machines that produce a single picture, equipment used for 3D mammography produces multiple layers of sharp images -- each layer just one millimeter thin -- stacked on top of each other like pages in a book. This allows the radiologist to scroll through your digital mammogram page by page, layer by layer, to look for suspicious masses.
This improved mammography technology (which physicians refer to as "tomography") is especially helpful for women with dense breast tissue.
More Details For Us Means More Peace of Mind for You
Previously, if a mammogram displayed an abnormality, the patient was asked to return for additional testing. With 3D mammography, there are fewer “false positives.” What might have seemed like an abnormal piece of breast tissue can be ruled out when our radiologist reviews the image layer by layer, saving the patient from a return trip and needless anxiety.
The Best Defense is a Strong Offense, and That Begins With Early Detection
The sooner cancer is detected, the sooner treatment can begin, which greatly increases the patient's opportunity for survival. The 3D mammography technology sees cancer better. It finds more invasive cancer earlier.
If your 3D image reveals a mass, a BJC physician radiologist, who specializes in reading breast imaging, can fast-track you for treatment without hesitation because Christian Hospital provides imaging, surgery and oncology treatments all on-campus.
The 3D image (right) revealed a tumor that was less visible in the regular mammogram (left).
Hours for Mammograms
Christian Hospital (Location Information)
Northwest HealthCare (Location Information)
7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:45 a.m.-12:45
If you are due for your annual mammogram or have never had one, call 1.855.953.WELL (9355) or request an appointment online.
Don’t have time to schedule a mammogram? No problem. Just walk in to the registration desk at either the Christian Hospital or Northwest HealthCare location, and we will get you in as soon as possible. Learn more about Christian Hospital's Walk-In Mammograms >