ST. CLOUD, MN--(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - Center for Diagnostic (CDI) announces it is the first St. Cloud facility to offer 3D mammography -- called breast tomosynthesis -- for breast cancer screening.
Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast tissue detail in a way not possible before. Studies have found that 3D mammography finds cancers earlier than traditional 2D mammography alone, with a 27 percent increase in cancer detection and 40 percent increase in invasive cancer detection.
"Early detection of cancer can dramatically improve a woman's chance at surviving breast cancer and 3D mammography improves the rate of early detection," says Ryan Wippler, MD, CDI breast radiologist. "We believe this can save lives."
According to Dr. Wippler, breast tomosynthesis can benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and women with a personal history of breast cancer. The 3D mammogram is very similar to a traditional mammogram and only takes a few seconds for each view with no additional compression of the breast required.
CDI provides a full range of imaging care for screening and diagnostics including ultrasound, mammography, 3D mammography and biopsies. The center also provides free cancer risk screenings following annual mammograms to help determine risks of breast cancer and offers evening appointments to make it convenient for women to get their annual mammograms. Patients who would like to schedule their next mammogram can call 320-251-0609.
About Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
CDI is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services through its network of centers and mobile imaging solutions. The organization, with nearly 2,000 associates nationally, is committed to delivering clinical excellence in communities across the U.S. driven by its affiliated subspecialized radiologists, compassionate, safe and cost-efficient care, and superior service to referring providers and patients. CDI, which includes Insight Imaging and many market-based partnerships, is one of the nation's largest provider networks for radiology services and solutions. For more information on our locations, partners and services, visit myCDI.com.