Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) advances care to detect breast cancer with the addition of the Hologic 3Dimensions Mammography System. The new state-of-the-art equipment is a revolutionary screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer.

This system is designed to detect 20-65 percent more invasive breast cancers. This addition provides higher quality 3D images for the radiologist while providing a more comfortable mammogram experience for patients and enhanced workflow for technologists. The system’s sharper images and smarter technology can find invasive cancers regardless of age.

“The growing number of patients faced with potential breast cancer in the region highlights an urgent need for us to provide this new technology for our patients,” said PMC Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kansas Justice. “We are able to offer patients quality care and advanced technology for breast cancer detection.”

3D mammography uses X-rays to produce images of breast tissue to detect lumps, tumors, or other abnormalities. The images create crystal clear 3D reconstruction of the breast.

The exam takes multiple images in seconds and offers more visualization. This technology provides a more precise view allowing the radiologist to see more of the breast than ever before.

Talk to your primary care physician or gynecologist about screening options. To schedule a 3D mammogram at the PMC Diagnostic Center, call 606-218-1000.