NMMC-Iuka Offers 3-D Mammography
IUKA -- At North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka, 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 the 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.
“Being able to provide 3-D mammography means fewer call backs and better detection of breast cancer,” said Karen Barnes, director of the Radiology Department at NMMC-Iuka. “I am honored to offer this level of care to the people we serve in our community and I know that early detection is best for everybody.”
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 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, so we can 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.