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3D mammography services are now available at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The new 3D mammography equipment is the latest imaging technology and increases the detection rate of invasive breast cancer by 40 percent. With a scan time of less than 4 seconds, this new machine is faster and more accurate as it reduces the need for follow-up imaging.

What is a 3D Mammogram?

 

A 3D mammogram (breast tomosynthesis) is an imaging test that combines multiple breast X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast.

A 3D mammogram is used to look for breast cancer in people who have no signs or symptoms. It can also be used to investigate the cause of breast problems, such as a breast mass, pain and nipple discharge.

Ask your physician about scheduling a 3-D mammography screening at St. Francis Hospital - or call (217) 324-8555 to schedule. Hours are 6 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday and 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday. (A physician's order is required.)