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Front Page - Friday, May 15, 2020

3D mammography available at MaryEllen Locher’s Ooltewah location

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial is now offering 3D breast imaging at its Ooltewah location. The center first offered this technology at its CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga location in 2011.

“The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center is committed to providing this community with the most technologically advanced equipment available so our team of physicians can offer the best and most comprehensive care available,” says Deb Moore, vice president of oncology operations at CHI Memorial.

Tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is different from traditional digital mammography, which takes a two-dimensional photo of the breast. With tomosynthesis, a series of images from multiple angles is taken and converted into a 3D image.

These images are then reconstructed into slices which can be viewed individually or as an image of the whole breast.

This gives radiologists improved visibility of lesions, increased ability to size and stage masses and improved visualization and detection in women with dense breast tissue, says CHI Memorial in a news release.

CHI Memorial used proceeds from the CHI Memorial Foundation’s annual Pink gala to purchase the unit.

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial Ooltewah Imaging Center is located at 6401 Mountain View Road in Ooltewah. Traditional and 3D mammography are available at all three CHI Memorial MaryEllen Locher Breast Center locations in Chattanooga, Hixson and Ooltewah.

To schedule a mammogram at any location, call 423 495-4040 or 866 591-2254.

Source: CHI Memorial