Franciscan Health Rensselaer Becomes First In Indiana To Offer New Wide-Angle 3D Mammogram For Earlier Cancer Detection
RENSSELAER, Indiana - Franciscan Health Rensselaer is now offering mammograms with the MAMMOMAT Revelation system becoming the first in Indiana to offer wide-angle 3D mammography.
"We are thrilled to bring this breakthrough technology to Jasper County," says Carlos Vasquez, Vice President and COO of Franciscan Health Rensselaer. "Our number one goal is to find breast cancers as early as possible, which is why we're investing in advanced technology that will easily detect cancerous tumors," said Vasquez.
"We chose MAMMOMAT Revelation because the wide-angle technology makes it easier to find even the smallest cancers earlier with greater accuracy," said Vasquez. "We also see the system's personalized compression helping women overcome any fear they might have because the MAMMOMAT Revelation exam has been proven to be more comfortable."
The Advantage Of Wide-Angle, Next-Generation 3D Mammography
MAMMOMAT Revelation, from Siemens Healthineers, is the next generation of 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis). Its unique wide 50-degree angle, the industry's highest depth resolution, captures more detail for extremely high-quality 3D images that increase diagnostic confidence and enable earlier detection of even subtle lesions.
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 Vasquez. 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 breast imaging accuracy.
Franciscan Health Rensselaer will begin offering 3D mammograms on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. To schedule your mammogram appointment, please call (219) 866-2026.
Partial funding for the new 3D mammography system was provided by the Franciscan Health Foundation.