New tools give medical experts a new look at breast cancer detection. Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Today, one of the best ways to detect breast cancer early is with regular mammograms starting at age 40.
Innovations in technology, however, continue to provide more tools for physicians to detect breast cancer as early as possible. And because North Memorial Health Breast Center in Robbinsdale continues to strive to offer exceptional care, it now offers breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.
3D mammography looks at slices through the breast, which removes visual issues with overlapping tissue and improves images for certain types of abnormalities.
Studies have shown that tomosynthesis could be especially effective for women with dense breast tissue. It could also be used to further examine an identified abnormality, such as a lump or discharge.
North Memorial Health Breast Center balances a healing, spa-like setting—complete with soft music and warm, cozy robes—with insightful, board-certified experts, and incisive technology. Experienced, welcoming staff work to help ease anxiety and make sure each customer has an exceptional experience.
The North Memorial Breast Center and our other mammography locations are accredited by gold standards in radiology, including the American College of Radiology and Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Experienced technologists perform the mammograms and subspecialized radiologists interpret the images.
Check with your primary care provider to see if you’re due for a mammogram and if so, which test, or technology may be best for you. While you don’t need a referral for mammograms, you’ll want to make sure test results are sent back to your provider for your records.
Here’s to your health! To schedule a mammogram, call 763-581-3554.