Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Pekin Hospital Now Offering 3D Mammography at Women’s Diagnostic Center

The Women’s Diagnostic Center at Pekin Hospital is now offering 3D mammography for breast cancer screenings.
Also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, 3D mammography produces detailed images that help radiologists better detect invasive breast cancers and reduce false positives. 
“Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology will greatly benefit our patients throughout Central Illinois,” said Dr. Gordon Cross, Medical Staff President. “In addition to the improvements in detection and the reduction of false positives, 3D mammography helps to lower recall rates and eliminate unnecessary follow-up tests.”
The Women’s Diagnostic Center is a targeted imaging center created to meet the unique health and wellness needs of women. Additional services include bone density testing to quickly diagnose osteoporosis, a private ultrasound room and a library of resources on women’s health issues.


Part of Progressive Health Systems, Pekin Hospital is a 107-bed medical center serving Tazewell, Peoria and Mason Counties since 1913. For more information visit pekinhospital.org.

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