OSWEGO – State Senator Patty Ritchie recently visited Oswego Health’s medical imaging department to see firsthand the advanced 3D mammography equipment that she assisted the health system in purchasing.
A state grant provided by Senator Ritchie allowed Oswego Health to install a digital breast tomosynthesis.
This equipment is also known as three-dimensional(3-D) mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis/
The equipment is an advanced form of mammography that uses a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts.
The 3D technology improves the accuracy of mammography and clarifies areas of overlapping tissue.
Using tomosynthesis, the breast is compressed as in a mammography exam, but with less pressure.
The x-ray tube moves in a circular arc around the breast providing one millimeter slices that produce greater visibility to see tissue details.
To make an appointment with Oswego Health new 3D mammography equipment, please call 315-349-5540.