When a better technology is discovered, we believe everyone should have access to it.
That’s why Columbia St. Mary’s is the first and only hospital system in southeastern Wisconsin to provide 3D mammography for ALL patients at all of our breast imaging locations.
The benefits of 3D mammography are numerous and well established. A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at 454,850 breast screening examinations and found 3D mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancer and decreases the rate of false positives by up to 40 percent. This means cancer is caught earlier and patients often require less treatment and therefore experience fewer side-effects — to say nothing of the reduction in stress and anxiety for women who were forced to undergo unnecessary follow-up exams after a false positive.
And while other health systems may charge extra for 3D mammography, if they offer it at all, the pricing structure for mammograms at Columbia St. Mary's remains the same.
3D Mammography at Columbia St. Mary’s — It’s a new dimension of care for women.
Dr. Alysandra Lal, Medical Director, Breast Cancer Program, discusses the importance of breast cancer screenings and the benefits of 3D mammography on WTMJ4's Blend Extra.