New Technology Detecting Breast Cancer

<p>3-D Mammography</p>

3-D Mammography

The latest in mammogram technology has arrived in Walla Walla and should help women get a quicker and more accurate diagnosis.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center is introducing 3-D mammography machines, and are the very first in our region. 

The institution received FDA approval in 2011.  Studies reviewed by the FDA report 3-D mammography or tomosynthesis can measurably increast breast cancer detection. 

“This represents the single greatest change in mammography since the origin of breast imaging," said Dr. Bradley Johnson. 

The machine gives the radiologist 15 images of a woman’s breast which will be used in conjunction with traditional 2-D images in making a diagnosis.