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Rye Radiology Associates, LLP., recently became the first facility between Manhattan and Syracuse to offer the new FDA-approved 3D mammography which finds more breast cancers than traditional mammography.
3D mammography finds more breast cancers in all breast types, especially dense breasts. 3D mammography takes millimeter-thin images through the entire breast, increasing accuracy and helping the radiologist better discern between cancer and normal, harmless breast densities.
“In my 38 years of practicing radiology, I believe 3D mammography is the most significant breakthrough in breast cancer screening. Early studies have found that this technology finds more breast cancers with less false positives than the usual 2D views, “ said Dr. Diane LoRusso, breast imaging specialist and co-founder of Rye Radiology. “The patient has the same experience as a traditional mammogram. The only difference she notices is that the x-ray tube moves while she is being compressed. The thin images that result are sharper and clearer. ”
“We do everything we can to make preventive screening and diagnostic mammography a positive experience for our patients. We give the patients immediate diagnostic work-up if any abnormality is found and all patients get their results the same day, before they leave the office,” said Dr. Gail Calamari, Rye Radiology breast imaging specialist and neuroradiologist.
Both Drs. LoRusso and Calamari have received Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” awards based on ratings by their fellow physicians.
“We are actually seeing thin layers of the breast tissue rather than seeing overlap of tissue. It’s like being able to scroll through the breast like pages of a book and more easily identify abnormalities in the breast structure,” said Dr. Calamari.
“The accuracy of 3D results in fewer additional mammography views and work-up of benign densities which is a relief to many patients,” said Dr. LoRusso. “The procedure takes about 12 seconds.”
She added, “We are committed to our patients and, by offering 3D, we are bringing them the latest breakthrough in mammography.”
Rye Radiology offers same day emergency appointments during business hours and next-day service for non-emergencies. In addition to offering 3D and 2D digital mammograms, Rye Radiology is a full-service imaging facility with breast ultrasound; breast MRI; breast biopsies utilizing stereotactic guidance; ultrasound guidance or MRI guidance; Multi-slice CT scans; body, neurologic and orthopedic MRI’s (open and high field); general ultrasound; bone density exams and general x-ray.
For more information about Rye Radiology or 3D breast imaging, visit www.breastbreakthrough.com. To schedule a screening or for additional questions, call 1-877-RYERADS.