3D Mammography will help us stay on the forefront of early breast cancer detection which ultimately gives our patients the best chance for a positive outcome. -Carolyn G. Dudley M.D.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound & Breast Center, P.C. is proud to be the first stand-alone Radiology practice in Georgia to offer Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D Mammography. Using this advanced technology, their Radiologist, Carolyn G. Dudley, M.D., can now more accurately screen and detect potential breast cancers.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is an innovative method for detecting breast cancer and is offered as a complement to a 2D screening mammogram. The process involves taking a series of images from multiple angles around the breast. A computer then reconstructs the images to provide a 3D model of the breast. The 3D view improves Radiologists’ ability to screen and detect potential breast cancers and enables them to pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities. This advanced screening method results in fewer callbacks and less anxiety for patients.
The 3D mammogram is performed at the same time as standard digital mammography and on the same scanner so there is no added time or difference in experience for the patient. In the past, 3D mammography was only available in Georgia in a large hospital setting which required many patients to travel long distances in order to receive a 3D mammogram. Having 3D technology available in an outpatient diagnostic imaging center setting leads to reduced costs and greater convenience for patients in Georgia.
About Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound & Breast Center, P.C.:
Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound & Breast Center, P.C. is a comprehensive outpatient diagnostic imaging center located in Atlanta and serves patients throughout the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and Georgia. Their practice offers a wide range of outpatient diagnostic services including 3D mammography, digital mammography bone densitometry and ultrasound. The mission of the practice is to deliver high quality, safe, cost-effective care to the community and patients they serve. The facility was designed to provide ease of scheduling and reduced waiting times for patients while maintaining the most stringent standards for clinical quality. Their Radiologist, Carolyn G. Dudley, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Radiology and has over twenty years of experience in breast imaging. By utilizing the latest 3D mammography technology, Dr. Dudley and the staff at Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound & Breast Center, P.C. stay on the forefront of the early breast cancer detection.