It is important for me to work with a physician that offers the most revolutionary life saving tools as I have a family history of breast cancer."
Poulsbo, WA. (PRWEB) May 23, 2011
InHealth Imaging, LLC is the first center in the Western United States and one of the first women’s centers nationally to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening.
The 3D technology has patients from all over the state making appointments to have their Mammograms performed at InHealth Imaging’s main campus in Poulsbo, WA.
In addition to patients making the trip from outside the area one patient is arriving from the Philippines to have her Mammogram performed by Dr. Manfred Henne and his staff at InHealth Imaging. “It is important for me to work with a physician that offers the most revolutionary life saving tools as I have a family history of breast cancer. Making the journey from the Philippines is worth insuring I have the best care available."
Breast tomosynthesis is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
By offering women the latest technology in mammography, InHealth Imaging, hopes to increase the number of women who will be routinely screened. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent.
The primary mission of InHealth Imaging, LLC is to offer high quality, acute health care and preventative medical care in a caring and compassionate manner to all people who live in, work in or visit Kitsap County and its surrounding areas.