3D Mammography Available at LMC
Lincoln Health System leadership and Board of Trustees recently approved the purchase of a 3D Mammography Unit for Lincoln Medical Center. The facility will begin offering Genius ™ 3D Mammography ™ exams to their patients in early June 2021.
The new mammogram unit performs Digital Breast Tomosynthesis screenings or “tomo” which captures images of the breast from multiple angles allowing the radiologist to see the breast tissue in several thin layers, rather than one flat 2D image. These image slices create a much more detailed image of the breast and can result in up to a 40% decrease in imaging callbacks and will provide superior imaging for women with dense breast tissue.
The testing process for the patient will be very similar to a traditional mammogram, but patients will now experience a shorter compression time, lasting only 4 seconds.
“The detailed images provided with 3D mammography will allow us the ability to better visualize the size, shape, and location of tissue abnormalities compared to 2D images,” said Dr. David Crump, general surgeon with LMG Surgical Associates. “This technology is wonderful for women with dense breast tissue and can help us identify potential issues at an earlier stage.”
Women should begin receiving screening mammograms annually at age 40. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you may be directed to begin screening earlier.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for a 3D mammogram, you can speak to your primary health care provider or self-schedule your mammogram by calling 931-438-1100.
About Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams
The breast is a three-dimensional object composed of different structures located at different heights within the breast. These structures can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a flat two-dimensional image. This confusion of overlapping of tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. Using breast tomosynthesis technology, the Hologic system creates a 3-dimensional image of the breast structure, which enables radiologists to more clearly see through overlapping tissue to detect cancers, often at an earlier stage. The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S. Hologic Genius 3D Mammography™ exams are now available in all 50 states and over 50 countries. To date, more than 8 million women have been screened with this advanced screening system.
About Lincoln Health System
Lincoln Health System (LHS), an affiliate of Huntsville Hospital Health System, is a county-owned, non-profit health system located in Fayetteville, Tennessee. LHS consists of a 49-bed acute care
hospital, an ambulance service, a long-term care and skilled care facility, a home health and hospice agency, and a freestanding outpatient rehabilitation and wellness center. For more information about Lincoln Health System its facilities, medical services, and physicians, visit