Tallahassee Primary Care Associates Offers New Technology to Detect Early Signs of Breast Cancer

Tallahassee Primary Care Associates (TPCA) recently announced the launch of their 3D mammography program with the addition of their new Selenia® Dimensions® Mammography System, available to TPCA patients. Tomosynthesis mammography, also known as 3D mammography, is a breast imaging tool designed to work in tandem with conventional mammography. During the 3D portion of these exams, an x-ray arm sweeps over the breast, taking 15 images at different angles. This provides an enhanced view through overlapping breast tissue, better than conventional 2D mammograms.

“We are so excited to offer this new mammography service to the patients of TPCA. With our new 3D mammography machine, radiologists will be able to see through overlapping or dense breast tissue much better and will decrease the number of recalls for additional views up to 40 percent,” said Sandy Tidwell, Radiology Services Manager at TPCA. “Being able to provide our patients with this new technology and reducing the likelihood of them being called back, lessens their anxiety and provides a greater peace of mind. We are also happy to say that our 3D mammography machine features the SmartCurve™ technology which provides more uniform compression of the breast, improving overall patient comfort.”

The Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography System offers superior clinical performance over the 2D mammography exam alone. The combination of 2D and 3D mammograms has demonstrated up to a 65 percent improvement in the overall detection of invasive breast cancers, superior to 2D imaging alone.

In addition to radiology/diagnostic imaging services, TPCA offers primary care and other specialties such as rheumatology, infectious disease, pediatric cardiology, travel medicine, vaccinations, infusion therapy, a Coumadin Clinic and lab services. For more information about Tallahassee Primary Care Associates, please visit TallahasseePrimaryCare.com or call Polly Morgan at 850-702-5857.