The Women’s Center is located inside the Medical Imaging waiting room.
Digital Mammography: 3D mammography and digital mammography with CAD is available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on the first Saturday of each month, from 7 a.m. to noon.
Breast sonography is available Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Needle localization breast biopsies and stereotactic breast biopsies are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cass Regional is pleased to announce the addition of breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, to its available services. Recent studies have suggested that 3D mammography, when used in conjunction with traditional 2D digital mammograms, leads to higher rates of cancer detection and reduces false alarms for patients.
Cass Regional is the first hospital in Cass County to offer 3D mammography, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011.
"3D mammography is especially beneficial for the 25 percent of women who have dense breasts," explains radiologist Aaron Lewis, MD. "Greater tissue density decreases the sensitivity of traditional 2D mammograms, because the overlapping structures can hide a tiny cancer or create something that looks like a mass, but is not. With 3D mammography, we can potentially find smaller cancers earlier and reduce the number of callbacks for additional testing."