Columbus Diagnostic Center unveils 3D mammography to detect breast cancer

Columbus Diagnostic Center said it is now offering 3D mammography, known as breast tomosynthesis, to screen for breast cancer.

Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

The center said its Selenia Dimensions breast tomosynthesis system is made by Hologic, offering exceptionally sharp breast images and an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort.

Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis, when combined with a conventional 2D mammography, has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone, the center said.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in their lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.

The 3D mammography is available only at Columbus Diagnostic Center's 2040 10th Ave. location. For more information, call 706-322-3000.

Columbus Diagnostic Center also has a location at 2131 Comer Ave. It handles magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-Rays.