Digital Mammography: 2D and 3D
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center offers 2D and 3D digital mammography. Mammography can detect breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is more effective and a cure is more likely. Advances in mammography, including the invention of FDA-approved digital mammography, can be credited with detecting 80 to 90 percent of breast cancers in women without symptoms. Our 3D mammography services, when combined with a conventional 2D mammography, results in earlier cancer detection than conventional 2D mammography alone. Click here to learn more about 3D Mammography
While film mammography has been effective in early detection of breast cancer for more than 35 years, a recent study called the "Digital Mammographic Screening Trial" shows digital mammography is significantly more effective in screening women who are under age 50 or women of any age who have dense breasts. This is due to digital mammography's ability to take an electronic image of the breast and store it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified or manipulated for further evaluation.
Schedule a Digital Mammogram
Can't find the time to get a mammogram? It's time to make it. Did you know that getting a life-saving mammogram only takes about 10 minutes? At any of our OSF HealthCare locations, we promise you a comfortable atmosphere, highly trained physicians and excellent support programs.
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
|OSF Center for Health - Rock Cut
9951 Rock Cut Crossing
Loves Park, IL 61111
To schedule: (815) 395-5444
Who Should Get a Mammogram?
The American Cancer Society's recommendations for early breast cancer detection are:
- Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
- Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, preferably every three years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.
- Breast self exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.