3D Mammography Now Available At MaryEllen Locher Breast Center's Hixson Location

Friday, July 21, 2017
The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial is now offering state-of-the-art 3D breast imaging at its Hixson location, 5022 Old Godsey Lane, Suite 8.  The Center first offered this technology at its CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga location in 2011.  
 
"Tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is different than traditional digital mammography, which takes a 2D photo of a woman’s breast.  With tomosynthesis, a series of images from multiple angles is taken and converted into a 3D image.
 These images are then reconstructed into slices and the series of images can be viewed individually or as an image of the whole breast.  This allows our radiologist a more complete picture of the breast tissue, giving them improved visibility of lesions, increased ability to size and stage masses, and improved visualization and detection in women with dense breasts," officials said.
 
“The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is committed to providing this community with the most technologically advanced equipment available so our team of physicians can offer the best, most comprehensive, and compassionate, care available,” says Kathy Dittmar, market director, oncology operations, CHI Memorial.  “We are excited to expand the access to this technology so more women throughout the Chattanooga region have the option of getting a 3D mammogram at a location convenient for them.”
 
Mammography and cervical screenings are available at all three CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center locations in Chattanooga, Hixson and Ooltewah, and in a private suite on their mobile digital mammography vehicles.  To schedule a mammogram at any location, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254.



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