Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That's why it's important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential for early detection. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is almost 100 percent. 3D mammography has proven to detect breast cancers 15 months earlier, reducing unnecessary call-backs by up to 40%, and finding 41% more invasive cancers than conventional mammography alone.
At UP Health System, our patient's breast health is important to us. Our caring team uses the latest technology — 3D mammography — in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
What is 3D Mammography?
3D mammography is a type of digital mammography which uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast. It follows the same basic procedure that you're probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography — exposure and radiation time are the same in 3D imaging.
Why Should I get a 3D mammogram?
The more complete and accurate image of your breast generated by 3D mammography allows us to detect breast cancer earlier and more effectively than traditional 2D mammography.
3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue and 3D mammography's higher accuracy means fewer unnecessary return visits to the doctor for false positives that turn out to be non-cancerous.
To schedule a 3D mammogram with one of our clinics, call
UP Health System - Bell | 906.485.2632
UP Health System - Doctors Park (Escanaba) | 906.786.4628
UP Health System - Marquette | 906.449.1440
UP Health System - Portage | 906.483.1400