To schedule a mammogram, call 912-350-PINK (7465).

3D Mammograms

The Breast Imaging Center at Memorial Health University Medical Center offers 3D mammogram technology, which allows us to see more detail and detect tumors at an early stage. It also reduces the stress of unnecessary call-backs and further testing.

What to Expect

A 3D mammogram is very similar to a traditional mammogram, and requires just a few more seconds of your time. A technologist will position you and compress your breast between two plates. An X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, capturing multiple images in just seconds. This produces 3D images of your breast tissue in one-millimeter slices, providing greater detail than traditional 2D mammograms.

The technologist quickly reviews the images on a monitor to ensure everything is captured. The compression is then removed and the images are sent to our fellowship-trained radiologist for review.

2D Versus 3D Imaging

In the traditional 2D mammogram on the left, there is an area of concern that a physician may want to investigate further with an additional mammogram or biopsy. The same breast tissue is shown on the right with a 3D mammogram. The 3D technology captures slices that the radiologist can scroll through like pages of a book. By looking at these slices, the physician can see that the breast tissue is normal and no additional testing is needed. In the 2D image, the area of concern was created by overlapping tissue pressed together in one flat image. This can make normal breast tissue look abnormal.

Cost and Coverage

Screening mammograms are covered by most insurance companies. If you have questions about your plan, contact your provider or call us at 912-350-PINK (7465). Resources are available for patients who do not have insurance and are unable to pay.

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Breast Imaging

The Memorial Health Breast Imaging Center is a comprehensive facility for overall breast health, including cancer detection, treatment, and recovery. Our radiologists and imaging technologists work together to provide a full range of services.

Our services include:

  • 3D screening mammography to examine breast tissue and detect changes or abnormalities
  • 3D diagnostic mammography to diagnose a breast condition
  • Breast ultrasound to quickly visualize and assess breast tissue
  • Stereotactic needle biopsy to pinpoint the exact location of a breast lump and remove a tissue sample
  • Ultrasound-guided needle biopsy to locate and remove a sample of suspicious tissue
  • Breast MRI to locate small abnormalities that are sometimes missed by a mammogram
  • MRI-guided biopsy to pinpoint and remove tissue samples for testing
  • Breast health education

Community Involvement

The Memorial Health Breast Imaging Center is active in the community, supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and collaborating with the American Cancer Society in community education programs. The Breast Imaging Center also participates in the “Breast Test and More” program, an initiative to offer screening mammograms and diagnostic breast services to women in financial need.

Contact the Memorial Health Breast Imaging Center by calling 912-350-5101.

Recognition


We are recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Hologic has designated us a Pink Ribbon Facility for Excellence in Breast Health. The breast care services at the Anderson Cancer Institute are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers