APD offers 3-D Mammography at the Multi-Specialty Clinic


Starting in July of 2018, APD will offer 3-D mammograms to patients at its Multi-Specialty Clinic. Patients will benefit from this FDA-approved advanced technology that offers greater detection and increased comfort.

“I’m very pleased we will be able to offer advanced mammography to our patients,” said Nicole LaRoche, B.S, RT, manager of diagnostic imaging. “Patients will benefit greatly from this technology with less callbacks, increased comfort, and more precise imaging,” she added.

3-D mammography is an FDA-approved advanced technology that takes multiple X-Rays of breast tissue to recreate a 3-D picture of the breast. Known as breast tomosynthesis, this approach differs from traditional mammography which obtains just a single image. In addition, a 3-D mammogram releases the same amount of radiation as a traditional mammogram and is of no greater risk to the patient than traditional mammography.

To provide the best possible patient experience, APD invested in the Hologic Genius™ 3D Mammography™ SmartCurve™. The SmartCurve system has been clinically proven (1) to deliver a more comfortable mammogram because the curved compression surface mirrors the shape of a women’s breast. APD and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are among the first clinics in New Hampshire to offer the SmartCurve system – helping to allay one of the top reasons women put off having potentially life-saving mammograms: discomfort.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more, please call (603) 448-7407 to reach Mammography at APD.

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