RICHBORO >> St. Mary Imaging – Richboro, which reopened to the public in August after being closed in recent months due to the pandemic, has invested in new, state-of-the-art 3D mammography equipment, and is accepting appointment requests. Mammograms continue to be one of the most efficient ways to detect breast cancer in the early stages.

3D mammography is an FDA-approved method for breast cancer screening where x-rays of the breast are taken at different angles to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast. Benefits of 3D mammography include:

• Earlier and more accurate detection: 3D mammography can make a tumor easier to see. 3D offers multiple image “slices” which can help doctors spot smaller cancers earlier.

• Better detection in dense breast tissue: For women with dense breast tissue, 3D mammography may offer an advantage over traditional 2D imaging. Dense breast tissue can cause shadows due to overlapping tissue, which hides tumors from traditional 2D mammography. 3D mammography takes images of the breast from multiple angles, offering a more complete view through and around breast tissue.

• Less anxiety: 3D mammography can help reduce false alarms. Improved accuracy means fewer unnecessary callbacks to women for additional scans and biopsies.

"Early detection plays a critical role in successfully treating breast cancer,” explains Dr. Russell Reisner, board-certified breast surgeon at St. Mary Complete Breast Care. "I'm proud that we can expand community access to this new technology that has proven to be a significant advancement over traditional 2D mammography."

St. Mary Imaging – Richboro is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Imaging services include, CT, MRI, ultrasound, x-ray and 3D mammography. COVID-19 safety measures are in place for all patients visiting the imaging site.

To learn more or make an appointment, call St. Mary Imaging – Richboro at 215.710.2000.

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