Early detection is the best protection when it comes to breast cancer. Mammography is a screening tool that can find breast cancers while they are too small, or subtle to be felt in a physical breast examination. Screening mammography typically begins at age 40, (sometimes earlier if you have a strong family history) and is done annually. Diagnostic mammography is done when there is a problem, such as a lump or an abnormal finding on a screening mammogram.
Cassia Regional Hospital is pleased to offer the most advanced breast imaging technology available – 3D Mammography – a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool designed for early breast cancer detection across all breast densities, particularly women with dense breasts. We are also one of the first in the nation to install a curved plate technology which reduces discomfort significantly.
Cassia Regional encourages women to get an annual mammogram. Any woman can elect to have a 3D exam. Please check with your insurance to see how you are covered.
During the 3D exam, the x-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over your breast, taking multiple breast images. Then a computer produces a 3D image of your breast tissue in one millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast detail in a way never before possible. Our new mammogram machine is FDA approved as superior for dense breasts and is proven to:
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