• 3D Mammography

  • Mercy Regional Breast Care Center offers digital tomosynthesis, also known as “3-D” mammography, using the state-of-the-art Hologics Selenia Dimensions Mammography System. 3-D mammography takes multiple images of the entire breast, allowing radiologists to view the breast in multiple image layers, or “slices.” These layers can be reconstructed into a composite image, which allows for examination of areas of concern from all angles.

    In contrast, conventional digital mammography produces only one image, taken from one angle that can make it difficult to detect cancers—especially through dense breast tissue—because a tumor may be obscured by tissue that lies between the x-ray and the tumor.

    The advantages of 3-D mammography:

    • 3-D mammography is capable of detecting 30 to 40 percent more invasive breast cancers compared to standard 2-D digital mammography.
    • The 3-D technology helps providers detect lesions with greater accuracy and see them with greater clarity, which can help detect cancer earlier and reduce false-positive recalls and unnecessary biopsies.

    Comprehensive care

    The goal of Mercy Regional Breast Care Center is to help protect both women and men from breast cancer through early detection. Every year, more than 6,000 mammograms are performed at Mercy. We strive to provide gentle, compassionate, and friendly care to the patients we serve. Mammography exams available at Mercy include screening and diagnostic mammograms, stereotactic biopsies, and needle localizations. All department staff members are registered in mammography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Mammography equipment is inspected annually and certified by the FDA.


    Mammograms are available by appointment Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Screening mammograms do not require a physician's order.

    Contact Information

    Please call (970) 764-2200 (option #1) for more information or to schedule a mammogram.

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