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Hutchinson Health Now Offers the Latest in 3D Imaging Mammograms

lady getting mammogram in hospitalIn keeping with our mission of Advancing Health with our Community, Hutchinson Health NOW offers the latest in breast cancer detection with the addition of our new Genius 3D Mammography machine.  We continue to offer the 2D as well.

A 3D mammogram allows for more complexities and details to be seen in the 3D imaging which results in the detection of breast cancer earlier and far more accurately than ever before. It works by taking multiple images from various angles which then gives physicians a better, clearer, and more complete image of breast masses. The software that Hutchinson Health uses provides a 3D mammogram at approximately the same radiation dose as a standard screening mammogram.

A couple helpful tips when scheduling a mammogram at Hutchinson Health:

  • You do not need a referral from a provider to schedule a mammogram.
  • Check with your insurance prior to a 3D mammogram appointment.
    While some providers already cover 3D mammograms, the technology is so new that you’ll want to make sure your insurances covers it.

This technology is clinically proven, and it’s the most accurate mammogram available. It is the biggest breakthrough in breast cancer detection in 30 years.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer. Mammograms are the best tool to help beat the odds, because early detection and treatment are critical. Talk to your provider about any questions or concerns you have and make your mammogram appointment today.