Women's Center

Women’s Center

The best prevention of breast cancer is early detection. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the Unites States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. In 2014, an estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women in the United States along with 62,570 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. The newly designed Women’s Center, exclusively at Altus Baytown Hospital, is changing the way that the women and men of Baytown receive lifesaving breast cancer screenings and diagnostics procedures. The Altus Women’s Center is conveniently located on the Altus Hospital campus adjacent to the Altus Cancer Center and will offer 3D mammography.

This imaging technique is designed to separate the tissue and reduce the overlapping of structures, which has long been a limiting factor in standard 2D mammography. 3D mammography has 20-30% more accuracy than 2D mammography and reduces false positive interpretations by about 20%. Staffed with Breast Imaging Specialists and highly qualified Mammography and Ultrasound Technologists, this new center will provide high-quality, patient-centered care for women and men.

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Women’s Center

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3D mammography is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool designed for early breast cancer detection that can be done in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram. During the 3D part of the exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over your breast, taking multiple images. Then, a computer produces a 3D image of your breast tissue in thin slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast detail like never before. They can scroll through images of your entire breast like pages of a book. The additional 3D images make it possible for radiologists to gain a better understanding of your breast tissue during screening and reduce the need for follow-up imaging.