Lower Bucks Hospital, located at 501 Bath Road in Bristol, has announced the addition of 3D mammography to its line of advanced imaging services.
This allows for more convenient access to technology proven to detect 41% more invasive breast cancer than traditional mammograms, closer to home.
“We are proud to offer 3D mammography, which means our community no longer needs to leave the Lower Bucks area to take advantage of this potentially life-saving service,” said Michael D. Mignone RT, Director of Medical Imaging, Physical Therapy and patient Transport of Lower Bucks Hospital.
On average, one out of every 10 women who have a traditional mammogram are called back for repeat exams. “That’s rarely the case with 3D mammography,” explains Dr. Ronak Bhimani, chief medical officer at Lower Bucks Hospital. “Our new technology will help us see masses and precancerous cells more clearly, which dramatically reduces the likelihood of false positives and callbacks.”
For the patient, a 3D mammogram is very similar to having a traditional, two-dimensional mammogram.
No additional compression is required, it only takes a few seconds longer for each view, and x-ray exposure is only minimally increased when receiving a 3D mammogram.
It’s approved for all women undergoing a standard mammogram and is usually covered by insurance.
In addition, Lower Bucks Hospital has a team of dedicated mammography technologists and expert radiologists whose goal is to detect breast cancer in its early stages.
“The best protection is early detection and treatment,” reminds Dr. Bhimani.
Schedule your appointment today by calling 215-785.9343.
For additional information visit https://www.lowerbuckshosp.com/Services/Radiology-and-Imaging.aspx.
PHOTO CAP: Michael D. Mignone RT, Director of Medical Imaging, Physical Therapy and Patient Transport of Lower Bucks Hospital and Michele Wenclawiak, Lead Mammography Tech