Louisville Magazine

OCT 2014

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2 0 1 4 B r e a s t H e a l t h S e c t i o n 7 For decades, doctors have searched for a technology to fnd very small cancers and reduce the number of "false positives" when women are called back for diagnostic testing following a suspicious mammogram. This search led to the development of digital 3D tomosynthesis, an FDA-approved breast cancer screening technology that produces a series of one millimeter thick images viewed as a 3-dimensional reconstruction of the breast. With this 3D mammogram, radiologists can see breast tissue in a way never before possible. Women's Diagnostic Center Offers the Power and Promise of Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography Instead of viewing all the complexities of the breast in a fat image, the doctor can see fne individual details more clearly, no longer hidden by overlapping tissue. For patients, this equates to a 15 percent increase in early cancer detection and a 30 percent reduction in callbacks for additional testing. Dr. Arthur McLaughlin, medical director and CEO, Women's Diagnostic Center, explains: "One in eight women will develop breast cancer and if we can fnd it early, the fve year survival rate is 97 percent. Our goal with 3D mammography is to offer early detection even earlier. It's quick, specifcally designed for patient comfort and unquestionably the best tool available in the fght against breast cancer." Women's Diagnostic Center is this region's one and only Independent Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. To learn more, visit Women's Diagnostic Center online at womensdiagnosticcenter.com or call 893-1333. Dr. Arthur McLaughlin Breast Warning Signs that you should not ignore: • Lumps, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast • Change in the size or shape of the breast • Dimpling or puckering of the skin • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly • New pain in one spot that does not go away Know what is normal for you and talk with your healthcare provider if you notice any of these changes.

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