Mercy Now Offers 3D Mammography

October 15, 2014

Dr. Deborah Wadsworth talks about the benefits of 3D mammography.

ST. LOUIS - Two Mercy Breast Center locations in the St. Louis area now offer the latest technology in screening and diagnostic mammography -  3D tomosynthesis mammography.

A 3D tomosynthesis mammogram offers earlier detection of the smallest tumors, thanks to the increased number of views available to the radiologist. It’s available to anyone who requests it, but is especially beneficial for those with dense breast tissue and a family history of breast cancer.

“Because of the multiple images, we’re better able to distinguish between dense breast tissue and a breast tumor,” said Dr. Deborah Wadsworth, breast radiologist and medical director of the Mercy Breast Center in Creve Coeur. “In addition, because there are fewer call backs with 3D mammography we can save patients from that anxiety.”

According to studies, the new technology finds 27 percent more cancers.

Mercy Breast Centers in Creve Coeur (621 S. New Ballas Rd.) and Ballwin (15945 Clayton Rd.) have the new technology. To schedule your annual mammogram, please call 314-251-6300 to make an appointment at either breast center. If you’d like to have 3-D mammography, please ask for it when scheduling.  

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