By Lake Huron Medical Center
- Lake Huron Medical Center is the newest breast imaging practice to offer 3D wide angle breast tomosynthesis for early breast cancer detection.
- It features the widest image acquisition angle in the industry of 50 degrees, so doctors can see more.
- Personalized compression is tailored to the structure of each woman’s breast for a more comfortable exam.
PORT HURON, MI – Lake Huron Medical Center is advancing the fight against breast cancer with the purchase and installation of MAMMOMAT Revelation, an innovative mammography system designed to overcome barriers to breast cancer detection and compliance.
“We chose MAMMOMAT Revelation because the wide-angle technology makes it easier to find smaller lesions earlier than with 2D mammography, and with greater accuracy,” said Rachel Friedsberg, Director of Radiology and Cariology Services. “We also see the system’s personalized compression as a tool that helps women overcome the fear of pain and discomfort that is so common with mammograms by delivering a more comfortable examination.”
The advantage of wide-angle, next-generation 3D mammography
MAMMOMAT Revelation is from Siemens Healthineers. Its industry-leading image acquisition angle of 50 degrees results in the widest depth resolution in the market. The result is clinical detail that helps deliver high-quality 3D images for more information to help doctors make a more confident diagnosis.
Revelation is also the first mammography platform to provide automated breast density measurements at the point of examination. High breast density can increase the risk of developing cancer. Currently, breast density is estimated visually during the image reading process, usually after the patient leaves. With MAMMOMAT Revelation, getting this information during the exam enables immediate and personalized risk assessment, and allows Lake Huron Medical Center to provide supplemental imaging while the patient is in her exam.
The comfort of personalized compression
Compression is key to getting an accurate mammogram. However, the associated discomfort and pain are key reasons why women avoid mammography exams. “It was important to us to remove any barrier that could stop a woman from getting the screening she needs,” said Friedsberg. With MAMMOMAT Revelation’s Personalized Soft Compression, each woman gets exactly the right
amount of compression for her breast type. The force is automatically adjusted for the greatest individual comfort without losing any accuracy.
“We are thrilled to bring this breakthrough technology to Saint Clair County. When breast cancer is found early, the chances of survival are greatly improved. And MAMMOMAT Revelation is the best system to provide the quality images and patient experience to make early detection possible,” said Jose Kottoor, CEO of Lake Huron Medical Center.
To schedule a mammogram at Lake Huron Medical Center, call (810) 216-1455. For more information about Lake Huron Medical Center visit www.mylakehuron.com