Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center is now home to the latest technology
to detect breast cancer. Known as 3-D tomosynthesis, this three-dimensional
mammography system provides images of the breast in “slices”
from different angles.
While traditional 2-D mammography remains one of the best tools available
for detection of abnormalities, the emergence of 3-D mammogram technology
offers patients and doctors the opportunity for greater clarity in imaging.
In addition, 3-D mammography detects 20-40 percent more invasive cancers
and reduces false alarms by up to 40 percent.
For many women, this means being spared the emotional, practical and economic
toll of additional testing, including biopsies, when cancer can be ruled
out during the initial mammogram.
"One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime,"
said Jon Foran, MD, medical director, Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center.
“We are proud to now offer 3-D tomosynthesis to our patients, helping
us improve the detection of breast cancer and reduce false alarms. This
ground-breaking technology supports the goal of providing the very best
breast cancer screening options to women in our community.”
The new system also provides greater accuracy for women across a variety
of ages and breast densities. Eight of nine women diagnosed with breast
cancer have no family history. Breast cancer risk also increases with
age, with two out of three invasive breast cancers found in women over age 55.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Breast Center,
please call (626) 698-7210.
About Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center
Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center is operated by Huntington Health
Physicians, Huntington Hospital's trusted outpatient physician partner
group, and staffed by expert radiologists from
The Hill Medical Corporation. Our patients receive rapid access to screening and diagnostics with state-of-the-art
technology and expert care for the highest quality breast imaging services.
Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center (formerly known as Huntington-Hill
Breast Center) is conveniently located and provides a tranquil environment
along with quick results to ensure peace of mind.