Published on October 19, 2021

3-D Mammograms: Here, There & Everywhere


At North Mississippi Health Services, we know that seeing even the smallest change in a mammogram is key to making a difference in a patient’s life. That’s why we invested in 3-D mammography technology– to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.

As of Oct. 1, the North Mississippi Health Services hospitals in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Tupelo, Pontotoc and West Point, Mississippi, all offer 3-D mammography. The technology is also coming soon to our Hamilton, Alabama, hospital. This new technology, along with annual screenings, will give patients across north Mississippi and northwest Alabama their best chance to find cancer earlier.

“Having 3-D mammography services available at all of our hospitals will provide area women easier access to this life-saving technology,” said Shane Spees, NMHS president and chief executive officer. “These access points with state-of-the-art equipment, paired with our dedicated health care providers and staff, will have an impact on the detection and treatment of breast cancer throughout the communities we serve.”

Women over age 40 are encouraged to have a screening mammogram every year. A screening mammogram is for those who do not have a specific breast concern or symptom, such as a lump. If you have a lump or other concern, your health care provider will recommend diagnostic testing.

Pain and discomfort are top reasons why women skip mammograms. This new technology is tailored to the structure of each woman’s breast to deliver a better patient experience with less compression. These new 3-D mammography machines can measure breast density right at the workstation and assess risk before a person leaves the exam.

NMHS is connecting area women to self-scheduled 3-D screening mammograms at the time and location that is most convenient to them.

For more information or to schedule a 3-D screening mammogram, call (662) 377-6655 or 1-866-912-1486.

This new technology, along with annual screenings, will give patients their best chance to find cancer earlier.