Great news for women who live or work in Bothell and Kenmore—3-D mammography screening is now available at EvergreenHealth Kenmore.
It's the same advanced technology used at our Breast Health Center in Kirkland, but in a convenient Northshore location.
Your care continuity is covered, as our expert radiologists have access to your breast health history.
Tues-Wed-Thurs 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Same-day appointments are available.
3-D mammography can detect cancer at its earliest stages.
Since we began offering 3-D mammography, EvergreenHealth is seeing a 10% increase in detection of early stage breast cancer that would not have been detected using 2-D mammography.
Readings are more precise, thanks to clearer images.
Each screening is composed of a set of 1mm-thin images that are collected as the machine moves in an arc above the breast to recreate a three-dimensional image. Radiologists literally see through the tissue, one sliced image at a time.
Peace of mind afforded by greater accuracy at the initial screening.
With 3-D mammography, the need for call-backs has decreased by 31%.
It’s familiar, but better.
The procedure is identical to traditional 2-D mammography. The only difference is the quality of the results.
Low-dose x-ray images yield little risk.
The radiation produced by a 3-D screening is similar to the amount travelers are exposed to on a flight across the country and back. Decreases in call-backs mean reduction in radiation exposure over multiple visits as well.
It's the same cost as a 2-D screening.
EvergreenHealth patients get 3-D imaging for the same cost as the less-advanced 2-D screening.
Younger women receive more thorough screenings.
3-D technology does a better job evaluating denser breast tissue, which is common among younger women.
EvergreenHealth’s superior excellence in breast imaging affords patients the highest quality of care.
EvergreenHealth’s Breast Imaging Center is accredited by The American College of Radiology and is recognized as a Center of Excellence through the ACR and the NQMBC.