3D Mammography is currently being installed on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit. This new technology produces a three-dimensional view that allows doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer unlike the flat images used in conventional mammograms.
Studies show that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. It is the only mammogram that is FDA-approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone. This is good news for patients, as nearly 50 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense breasts.
3D Mammography™ also allows for earlier detection, finding 20 percent to 65 percent more invasive cancers than conventional mammography. In addition, 3D Mammography™ provides greater peace of mind, reducing call back exams by up to 40 percent.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit provides a convenient, comfortable and private setting in which women can undergo a screening mammogram to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer.
For more than ten years, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has made a significant impact on the lives of women across Northeastern South Carolina, screening nearly 28,000 women and detecting a total of 102 cases of breast cancer throughout the region.
Women may schedule a mammogram on the mobile unit by calling McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 777-2095. For more information on appointment criteria or upcoming visits open to the public, please visit www.McLeodRadiology.org.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is part of the continued commitment of McLeod Health to women from the Midlands to the Coast. The unit is the first of its kind for the northeastern region of South Carolina and was the first digital mobile mammography unit in the state. The unit is also accredited by the American College of Radiologists.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was purchased by the McLeod Health Foundation through funds donated by generous supporters.