Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital is now offering 3D mammography for breast cancer screening.
“We are excited to provide these advanced screenings to give area women the best chance of survival,” SBL Fayette County Hospital Radiology Manager Cheri Wolff said. “This 3D technology reveals invasive breast cancers in 41 percent more people than the traditional 2D mammography.” The 3D mammography is particularly effective in screening patients with dense breasts.
The new service is being provided on Sarah Bush Lincoln’s mobile mammography van, which is available from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday and Thursday each week at SBL Fayette County Hospital. To ensure safety, mammograms on the unit are done by appointment only. Patients will be screened and asked to wear a mask.
Mammography breast imaging is of particular importance in the early detection of breast cancer because it is fast and accurate. With this advanced technology, SBL Fayette County Hospital provides a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening. The 3D technology is recommended for women of all breast densities because it allows radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities. This leads to better detection and greater peace of mind.
The mobile mammography van is available to all women regardless of their financial status. Women 35 and older, with or without insurance may call to schedule a mammography test. Women under 35 must have a physician order, but do not need insurance coverage to schedule a mammography test. The mobile mammography van is staffed by technologist from SBL Fayette County Hospital who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and are further certified in mammography.
To make an appointment for a mammogram on the mobile van at Fayette County Hospital, call 618-283-5466.