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The Oak Ridge Breast Center now offers 3D mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis, the newest advancement in breast screening technology. It allows radiologists to see around and between breast tissues with greater clarity than ever before, a press release said. These more defined images may help detect cancer earlier and the x-ray exposure and screening procedure is performed like a traditional 2D mammogram.
Area women are encouraged to attend to learn more about breast cancer risk and the importance of early detection. The Mobile Mammography Unit will then return to the church to offer screening mammograms 9 a. Saturday, March 7.
It only takes a minute to make your appointment and mark your calendar. Click here to learn more about our patient services. Remember, not all breast centers are created equal. Although not a treatment for breast cancer, this safe low-dose X-ray can detect extremely small tumors three to four years before a lump can actually be felt, increasing the chance for a cure to nearly percent.
As a woman, you make decisions for yourself and your family every day. Your healthcare choices are especially important. You want the best possible care from highly trained doctors and nurses.
A mammogram is one of the easiest ways to protect your health. At the Oak Ridge Breast Center, all mammograms are conducted by fully qualified female radiological technologists. But it only takes a minute to make your appointment and mark your calendar.
Thompson Cancer Survival Center at Methodist offers a high level of cancer care, including state-of-the-art treatments and wellness services designed to care for the whole patient. People diagnosed with cancer typically enter treatment through physician referral to an appropriate specialist on our staff. For many patients, treatment includes surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
And many of our centers now offer 3D mammographywhich allows the radiologist to better detect smaller cancers — even with dense breast tissue. To learn more and view informational videos about topics such as breast cancer, different screenings, and treatment options, click here. We have more breast centers located throughout the region, so convenient access to breast health is always nearby.
Tourassi's team at ORNL used the Titan supercomputer to analyze data about how doctors were reading mammograms. They tried to limit the amount of human bias involved in reading those breast images in the search for cancerous tumors. Analyzing the way radiologists looked at the mammogram images involves placing special devices on their heads and monitoring the way they looked at various points on the images.