Now Available in West Branch: Next Generation 3D Mammography Capable of Detecting Breast Cancer in its Earliest Stages

WEST BRANCH, MICH – McLaren in West Branch is proud to announce they are now offering 3D tomosynthesis mammography, a revolutionary screening and diagnostic tool designed for early detection of breast cancer.

Until recently, the best mammogram was a digital mammogram. Featuring next generation technology, tomosynthesis 3D imaging acquires a series of images of the compressed breast at different angles. The system produces images that represent thin slices of the breast, allowing radiologists to view slices one millimeter at a time with clarity never before possible. Now, when combined with conventional 2D digital mammography, breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis has a higher cancer detection rate than conventional 2D digital mammography alone.

“We are proud to bring the latest technology to our community,” says Clarence Sevillian, Regional CEO at McLaren. “As is the case with all cancers, the earlier breast cancer is detected, the greater the chances of survival are. With 3D mammography, changes in breast tissue can be identified at times even years before they are noticeable by a patient or a provider.”

Leading-edge 3D mammography technology is particularly beneficial to women with dense breast tissue, which can potentially hide tumors within its fibro-glandular structures. The clarity provided by 3D mammography also decreases the occurrences of false positives, eliminating the anxiety of follow-up mammograms.

Individuals may schedule their 3D mammography screening by contacting McLaren at (989) 667-6350.