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The Women’s Center of St. Francis Hospital Offers New 3D Mammography

August 3rd, 2016

Roslyn, NY – St. Francis Hospital’s Women’s Center is now offering a new screening and diagnostic tool to improve the early detection of breast cancer—digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.

The breakthrough technology uses three-dimensional imaging to provide a clearer, more precise view, compared to traditional digital mammography that takes two-dimensional pictures. It allows radiologists to see through layers of tissue to better examine areas of concern.

The latest FDA-approved C-View Imaging, which is being used at St. Francis, also affords patients the benefits of 3D technology without additional radiation exposure. It provides exceptionally sharp images using an advanced ergonomic design and superior screening platform.

“With this latest technology in breast imaging, coupled with our highly trained staff, we are providing the most advanced screening and diagnostic methods and quality care to our community,” said Carolyn Birnbaum, MD, director of the Women’s Center.

Studies conducted on 3D mammography have demonstrated an increase in overall breast cancer detection over 2D imaging, particularly for invasive cancers.

For more information, you can contact the Women’s Center at (516) 629-2400.   

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