BENTON, Ark. – Baptist Health Imaging Center-Saline County now offers a 3D mammography exam that provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for patients.
3D mammography finds about 20 to 30 percent more cancers compared to 2D mammography since a cancer is less likely to be hidden by normal breast tissue. 3D mammography has been found to decrease the recall rate, so a patient is less likely to be asked to return for additional views by about 30 to 40 percent.
A 3D mammogram is almost identical to a conventional 2D exam. The positioning is the same, and it only takes a few seconds longer than a 2D mammogram. The 3D machine takes multiple thin images through the breasts in order to see through normal dense tissue better than a 2D exam can.
Baptist Health Imaging Center-Saline County, 829 W. Carpenter St. in Benton, performs 3D mammography, MRI, CT, ultrasound and bone density testing in a friendly and caring atmosphere. It is easily accessible from Interstate 30, and parking for the clinic is located just outside its front door. The clinic’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To request a mammography appointment at Baptist Health Imaging Center-Saline County, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or visit baptist-health.com.
Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 200 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit baptist-health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.