Lenox Hill Radiology, a wholly owned subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT), a national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, announces that 3D mammography, the latest innovation in breast cancer screening, is now available at its 79th Street location on the Upper West Side. Lenox Hill is among the first free-standing, full-service radiology provider in Manhattan to offer 3D mammography, also called breast tomosynthesis.
Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. Studies have shown that it provides a higher cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone, and is especially valuable for women who have dense breast tissue and/or a personal history of breast cancer.
Steven Sferlazza, M.D., breast imager at Lenox Hill Radiology, said, "3D mammography allows us to acquire multiple images of the breast at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of thin slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast. That improves our chances of finding breast cancer at an earlier stage. It also reduces the number of false-positive mammograms, which occurs when the mammogram detects something that looks like cancer but is benign (not cancerous)."