3D Mammography

Loring Hospital Is Excited to Offer 3D Mammography

Women who undergo routine mammograms at Loring Hospital now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, 3D mammography. Loring Hospital is one of a few healthcare providers in Northwest Iowa to feature the state-of-the-art system, Selenia digital mammography from Hologic.

3D mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. 3D captures multiple slices of the breast, all at different angles. The images are brought together to create a crystal-clear 3D reconstruction of the breast. The radiologist is then able to review the reconstruction, one thin slice at a time, almost like turning pages in a book. That makes it easier for doctors to see if there's anything to be concerned about. And, there's less chance for cancer to hide behind overlapping tissue.

We are proud to be able to add to our services with 3D mammography! Also available are convenient evening mammogram appointments the first Tuesday of every month. Ask our Radiology Department about are bi-annual Mammogram Parties - get your mammogram during an evening appointment, along with some pampering!

For more information or to schedule your 3D mammogram, please contact Loring Hospital, 712-662-7105.