HCA Virginia April 01, 2019

Richmond, VA — HCA Virginia hospitals are offering the region's latest technology in detecting breast cancer with the new curved compression 3D mammography.

This new approach to breast cancer detection produces a series of dimensional, fine-detail images that allow layer by layer evaluation of breast tissue.

"Detection plays a significant role in a patient's treatment, said Jonathan Tinker, regional vice-president of oncology services for HCA Virginia's Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. "We are thrilled to be able to offer our patients this advanced 3D technology to help increase our ability to diagnose breast cancer and more importantly, to formulate an appropriate treatment plan for every patient."

3D Mammography is available at Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals, The Breast Center atHenrico Doctors' Hospital's Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, Retreat Doctors' Hospital, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center and various outpatient locations throughout Central Virginia including Appomattox Imaging, Chesterfield Imaging, Hanover Imaging Center and Independence Park Imaging.

The 3D mammography has been designed to set a new standard for:

  • Increased patient comfort
  • Clearer images
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies
  • Reducing call-backs by 30 percent
  • Earlier detection

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women except for skin cancer. The average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12 percent.

For more information, please call (804) 873-5473.