Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CoxHealth brings new mammography technology to Branson

There’s new technology in the Ozarks: CoxHealth is now the first health system in Southwest Missouri to offer Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams, allowing tissue to be examined in far greater detail than ever before.

“This technology is revolutionary because it allows professionals to examine breast tissue layer by layer as opposed to a flat image,” explains Rachel Morgan, mammography technologist. “That means we have a much better chance at catching breast cancer early, beating it and possibly less aggressive treatment needed to do so.”

Powered by Hologic, this technology detects 41% more invasive breast cancers, and decreases recall rate by 25%. Additionally, it’s the only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis exam approved by the FDA.

The procedure takes place during the breast compression and only adds seconds to the exam.

To schedule a 3D mammogram in Branson, contact the Women’s Center at Cox Medical Center Branson at 417-348-8313. The exams are also available at CoxHealth’s Breast Care Clinic in Springfield. Call 417-269-6170 for an appointment.