Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That's why it's important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40.
Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100 percent.
At Sumner Regional Medical Center, your breast health is important to us. Our caring staff uses the latest technology - like 3D mammography - in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
Mammography services at Imaging for Women at Sumner Station possess a valid certificate of compliance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, and is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
To schedule a 3D mammogram anytime, give us a call at 615.328.6500
As always, you should consult with your personal primary care physician to determine the type and frequency of screenings that are best for you. If you need a primary care physician, call us at 800.424.DOCS and we'll get you connected to the right care.
3D mammography is a type of digital mammography which uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with regular 2D digital mammography.
3D mammography follows the same basic procedure that you're probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography. 3D lasts just a few seconds longer, slightly extending the time of minor discomfort you may feel and the low-risk radiation exposure involved with all forms of digital mammography.
The more complete and accurate image of your breast generated by 3D mammography allows us to detect breast cancer earlier and more effectively than traditional 2D mammography, so that we can take action to help you fight.
3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue or have been given a previous cancer or lesion diagnosis.
And 3D mammography's higher accuracy means fewer unnecessary return visits to the doctor for false positives that turn out to be non-cancerous.
Find out more information on the benefits of 3D mammography here.
Many women put off getting their first mammogram because they believe it will be painful or they don't want to know the results. And some just simply think they don't have enough time.
Follow along as Cari gets her first mammogram done. You will find answers to the most common questions women ask when getting their first mammogram, footage of what an actual mammogram is like, and peace of mind knowing you will be in great hands if you have your mammogram done at Imaging for Women at Sumner Station.