At Adena, we’re bringing you the most advanced 3D mammography at our six convenient locations and via our state-of-the-art mobile unit. Our advanced technology—combined with our team’s expertise—can distinguish harmless abnormalities from real cancers, leading to fewer callbacks and less anxiety. Schedule your mammogram at an Adena location today.
Our mammography services are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
It's estimated that one in every eight women will develop breast cancer within her lifetime, and a mammogram is one of the best ways to catch breast cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable.
The following are screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer. Women at average risk are identified as having no personal or family history of breast cancer, they do not have a genetic mutation like the BRCA gene (which known to increase breast cancer risk) and have not had any chest radiation therapy before the age of 30.
Higher-risk women should start screening earlier and may benefit from additional imaging. If you are experiencing any abnormal breast symptoms like pain, lump(s) or nipple discharge, please call our Breast Health and Imaging Navigator at 740-779-8665 to schedule a diagnostic mammogram.
Mammograms generate digital images of the breasts that can detect a lump before you feel it. Along with lumps, mammograms can identify clusters of calcium, called micro-calcifications, which can indicate cancerous or precancerous cells and other conditions.
3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a clinically proven, innovative screening technology that allows for better, more accurate breast cancer detection. 3D mammography provides a series of images of the breast, allowing radiologists to better evaluate breast tissue layer-by-layer, allowing improved visualization of abnormalities no longer hidden by overlapping tissue.
3D mammography also is beneficial or women with dense breasts. Today, 40-50% of women aged 40-74 have dense breast tissue.
Benefits of 3D mammography:
We know that busy schedules can sometimes delay important appointments. That’s why we’re bringing our state-of-the-art, mobile 3D mammography unit to communities across south central Ohio. You can be confident that our mobile unit is outfitted with the most advanced breast screening technology available, and results are interpreted by the same expert team of radiologists at Adena.
We encourage scheduled appointments for the best availability, but walk-in appointments also are accommodated whenever possible.
When you get your mammogram at an Adena location, your breast images are interpreted by a subspecialty-trained radiologist with experience in breast imaging.
The process of a 3D mammogram is the same as a conventional mammogram. The technologist will position the patient, compress the breast, and take images from different angles. There’s no additional compression required with the 3D mammogram, and it only takes a few extra seconds.
The technologist will then view the images to ensure images are of diagnostic quality for interpretation. A radiologist will then interpret the images and report results to the physician.
While this technology is very advanced and there are many benefits to the patient, the way radiologists examine the tissue and interpret results is similar to the interpretive process of 2D mammography but requires scrutiny of many more images using dedicated software.
Adena works in collaboration with Breast & Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP) to provide assistance with the cost of your mammogram. If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for a free mammography screening. Please call our Breast Health and Imaging Navigator at (740) 779-8665 for more information or call BCCP directly at 1-800-236-6253.
We offer mammography services at Adena Regional Medical Center, Adena Fayette Medical Center, Adena Health Center - Western Avenue in Chillicothe, Adena Health Center - Jackson, Adena Health Center - Waverly and Adena Greenfield Medical Center.
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