Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center Now Offers 3-D Tomosynthesis to Detect Breast Cancer

September 19, 2017

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.

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