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Navicent Health Introduces New 3D Mammography Technology to Community

New 3D Imaging Provides Faster, More Accurate Detection of Breast Cancer

MACON, GA (Thursday, August 25, 2016) - One of the latest and most advanced weapons in the war on breast cancer is 3D mammography, a tool that provides a more accurate image for the early detection of breast cancer. Committed to protecting women and their health, Atrium Health Navicent is pleased to introduce GE Healthcare's SenoClaire 3D mammography technology to the region.

Atrium Health Navicent invites the community to learn more about 3D mammography at an open house on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This free community event will take place at Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First Street, Macon). Parking is available in the Blue Parking Deck.

Attendees will learn more about the benefits of 3D mammography, tour the facility to learn the process for detecting breast cancer and the importance of early detection, speak with physicians and enjoy refreshments.

GE's SenoClaire 3D Breast Tomosynthsis is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool designed for the early detection of breast cancer. The advanced 3D mammography provides greater accuracy for earlier and easier detection of cancer cells, improving breast cancer detection by up to 50 percent. The technology also reduces the risk of false positives by up to 40 percent.

"Atrium Health Navicent is investing in the lives of women by offering this new technology. GE's SenoClaire provides a more complete picture of the breast and breast health, particularly when used in conjunction with the traditional 2D digital mammography offered at Breast Center, Atrium Health Navicent. Women can have peace of mind knowing their physician has a clear, accurate picture of their health," said Dr. Paul Dale, surgical oncologist with Atrium Health Navicent.

During a patient's screening mammogram, mammography technologists will use the 3D technology to sweep in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images of the breast tissue. A computer then uses these images to produce a layered 3D image of the breast tissue. This 3D image provides greater detail and allows the radiologist to see within the breast layer by layer to find cancer cells earlier than ever before.

"We are thrilled to offer this technology at Atrium Health Navicent, and encourage the women of central Georgia to make appointments for their annual mammograms, if they have not done so already. Early detection is so crucial to the prevention and survival of breast cancer," said Jill Hancock, RN, Manager of Breast Center, Atrium Health Navicent.

To schedule a mammography appointment, call Breast Center, Atrium Health Navicent at 478.633.7020.