Garrison Women’s Health is thrilled to be the first women’s health practice in Dover, NH to offer 3D mammography.
3D mammography is the industry’s most innovative approach to detecting breast cancer and abnormalities such as tumors and lumps. The state-of-the-art technology reveals a clearer, distinct image of a patient’s breast tissue. It also reduces the chances of doctors seeing a false positive.
While standard 2D mammography provides healthcare providers with a single image, advanced 3D imaging technology captures multiple images of a woman’s breast tissue for earlier and more accurate detection of breast abnormalities. This accuracy also results in reduced callbacks for patients to be retested. The length of the exam and amount of compression is almost identical to a traditional mammogram.
Screening for Breast Cancer
Garrison Women’s Health encourages women over the age of 40 to begin yearly, life-saving screenings. An astounding one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, mammography is the most effective screening tool used to identify abnormalities and breast cancer. Of note, 90% of women diagnosed with stage one breast cancer survive beyond five years after diagnosis.
Your Choice for Mammography
We are FDA approved and accredited with the American College of Radiology. We are also a member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers.
Our mammography services are available to everyone. You do not need to be a Garrison Women’s Health Center patient to receive a mammogram in our office. You may self-refer or, if required by your insurance, ask your primary care provider for a referral. We accept most insurance plans.
Whether you get your mammogram screening at Garrison or somewhere else, it is recommended that you try to go to the same facility every time, so your results can more easily be compared from year to year.
Hear from the Garrison Women’s Health Team:
“We are thrilled to be the first women’s health practice in Dover to offer 3D mammography. Our patients’ health and wellbeing is our number one priority. 3D mammography screenings provide a more detailed, accurate image with greater detection.” –Tracey Simmers, practice administrator
“In addition to scheduling yearly screenings, it is important for women to conduct frequent self-breast exams throughout the year. When examining yourself, if you experience or notice any abnormalities, contact your physician immediately.” –Sue Letourneau, registered technologist for radiology and mammography (RTRM)
For more information about 3D mammography or to schedule a yearly, life-saving exam, give us a call today!