Union Hospital was one of the first hospitals in Ohio to offer digital mammography. Now, we are leading the way again, offering 3D Mammography. The hospital's 3D Digital Breast Mammography screening unit is the standard for all patients who receive an annual mammogram, and is a powerful mammography tool for early detection. This new technology also will help in eliminating unnecessary callbacks and provides greater detail and visibility than previous units.
Statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, making it the second most common cancer in American women, according to the American Cancer Society. It also has been well documented that early detection remains the key to the successful treatment of breast cancer.
Overall, 3D Digital Mammography has shown a 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers compared to traditional technology and an up to 40% reduction in reported false results. The image produced from 3D Digital Mammography provides a radiologist with greater visibility of breast tissue than ever before, allowing for a more confident assessment of the results. Instead of viewing all of the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image as with traditional mammography, fine details are more visible in 3D Digital Mammography and are no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
The videos below illustrate this latest technology made available to you at Union Hospital.
To assist patients, Union Hospital also provides the services of Rebecca Huff, the UH Breast Care Coordinator. Huff is available to answer questions, meet with patients to explain issues such as care and treatment plans, insurance questions and support the patient from screening to diagnostic testing and treatment. Our entire mammography staff has been trained and educated in this new technology and is excited to bring this enhanced level of service to our patients.
The 3D Mammography unit is yet another significant upgrade in Union Hospital's commitment to offer the very best in healthcare services in the Tuscarawas Valley. Our Mammography Center is accredited by the FDA and the American College of Radiologists.
The Mammography Center offers screening appointments five days a week:
Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To learn more about the latest in 3D Mammography, read our Mammography FAQs.