Delta Health - The Medical Center Adds 3D Mammography

Delta Health - The Medical Center is the healthcare leader in the tri-state Delta Region and continues to improve access to premier medicine with the addition of 3D Mammography. This cutting edge equipment will offer the most comprehensive breast scans to provide greater accuracy and reduce the chance of additional screenings through the advanced breast tomosynthesis technology.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime but with early detection, the five year survival rate is almost 100%. The Genius 3D mammography exam provides better, earlier breast cancer detection compared to 2D mammography alone. The mammogram process is the same as conventional mammography exams including the time it takes as well as comfort level.

Scott Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, states “The goal of Delta Health - The Medical Center is to be the best hospital in Mississippi in which to receive care, practice medicine and work. Our team works tirelessly to achieve success for our patients, physicians and employees. With the addition of 3D mammography, our plan to expand our state-of-the-art services continues so that we remain a service of excellence facility.”

“With the addition of the 3D mammography, Delta Health - The Medical Center is continuing to meet the needs of our patients and community,” says Lisa McIntire, Director of Radiology. “Providing this level of technology increases the chances of detecting breast cancer earlier. Our goal remains caring for our patient’s right here at home.”

Patients will have no change in the procedures they follow to schedule a mammogram through their healthcare provider. To learn more about the Genius 3D mammography and other services, contact Kim Dowdy, Community Development Manager, at 662.725.2830.

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.