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    3D Mammography

A New Ally in the Fight Against Breast Cancer Now Exclusively at Galesburg Cottage Hospital

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Introducing Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with Artificial Intelligence

Digital Breast Tomosyntheses (DBT) with Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is rapidly replacing full field digital mammography in mammography screening due to its improved cancer detection technology. Now exclusively at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, D.B.T. with A.I. rapidly analyzes each tomosynthesis image with much improved cancer detecting accuracy while reducing the number of false positives. Early detection is key to fighting breast cancer and this advanced technology can detect changes that may be the earliest of signs of cancer but yet too small or subtle to be felt. Schedule your screening mammogram with A.I. and rest easy knowing you've got the most advanced technology on your side.

To schedule a Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with Profound A.I. at Cottage, M-F 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m., call 309-345-4246.

When is it time for a Mammogram?

The American Cancer Society (ACS) updated it guidelines for breast cancer screening in 2015. The ACS suggests this timetable for screening mammograms in women with an average breast cancer risk:

  • Women age 40 through 44, can choose to have an annual mammogram. Speak with your physician about the benefits and any potential risks to see if screening is right for you.
  • Women age 45 to 55, should have a mammogram every year.
  • Women age 55 or older, can switch to mammograms every other year, or, if you prefer, you can continue having annual screenings

It's important to know if you are at risk for breast cancer due to reasons like heredity, overall health or other factors. Women who have a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer may need earlier, more frequent or additional screenings. Criteria that may place you in a higher-risk category may include:

  • Carrying a genetic mutation, such as a BRCA mutation, or having a first-degree relative with a BRCA mutation
  • Having radiation therapy to the chest area during your preteen, teen or young adult years
  • >> Find other risk factors here.

In these cases, physicians may recommend a mammogram and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) every year. Talk with your doctor about your individual screening needs and any preventive strategies that may minimize your risk. 

Here's what the American Cancer Society says about 3D Mammograms:

"A newer type of mammogram is known as breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography. For this, the breast is compressed once and a machine takes many low-dose x-rays as it moves over the breast. A computer then puts the images together into a 3-dimensional picture. This uses more radiation than most standard 2-view mammograms, but it may allow doctors to see the breast tissues more clearly. Some studies have suggested it might lower the chance of being called back for follow-up testing. It may also be able to find more cancers. But not all health insurances cover tomosynthesis." Read more here.

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