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Digital 3D Mammography Now Available in Two Crittenton Locations

Crittenton now offers state-of-the-art digital 3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis). Also known as 3D Tomo, this is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools available for the early detection of breast cancer in outpatient locations in Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills.

“We are pleased to offer 3D Tomo to the women of our community,” says Margaret Dimond, PhD, President and CEO. “Truly a breakthrough in mammography, this technology provides a clearer, more accurate view compared to digital mammography alone. It can improve the chances of finding cancers in dense breast tissue, which can be an issue for younger women.”

Conventional mammography produces one image of overlapping tissue, making it difficult to detect cancers. Breast tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the entire breast allowing our Breast Radiologists to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles.

A 3D mammogram is done with the same positioning and compression of a 2D digital mammogram. The difference is that the top part of the mammogram machine will move side to side in an arc during the test. This motion provides the Breast Radiologist with the “layers” of images to see through the breast tissue.

Benefits may include:

  • Earlier detection of small cancers that may be hidden during a routine digital mammogram.
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities.
  • Fewer potentially unnecessary additional tests or biopsies.
  • Greater likelihood of detection multiple breast tumors, which occur in 15% of breast cancer patients.
  • Clearer images of dense breast tissue.

3D Tomo (Mammography) Now Available at two convenient Crittenton locations: Crittenton Medical Plaza — Center for Breast Health at 2251 N. Squirrel Road, Suite 201, Auburn Hills and Crittenton Barclay Imaging Center, 355 Barclay Circle, Suite B in Rochester Hills. A physician referral is required for a mammogram, but for more information please call 844-462-2462.

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (1101 W. University Drive, Rochester, Michigan) is a 290-bed acute healthcare facility serving communities in Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties. The medical staff of nearly 500 physicians provides a wide range of medical specialties. As a fully accredited teaching facility, Crittenton provides a campus for residents from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine who are specializing in Family Medicine, and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). Crittenton is also a teaching campus for nurses from Oakland University’s School of Nursing. Crittenton is a ministry of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. For more information visit crittenton.com.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.