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Mammography at Phoebe

Carlton Breast Health Center began using 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) over five years ago. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. The 3-D view of the breast tissue helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

Tomosynthesis technology has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2-D mammography alone and provides up to a 40 percent reduction in false positive recalls. The system also offers exceptional sharp images and ergonomic design for patient comfort.

Benefits of 3-D mammography include:

  • Shorter exam time- about half that of conventional 2-D mammography.
  • Faster image acquisition.
  • Improved contrast between dense and non-dense tissue.
  • Storage and recall is much more efficient.
  • Images are sharper contrast to show detail for more accurate diagnosis.
  • Images can be transmitted anywhere in the world instantly.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. For 2021, The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 281,550 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed, roughly 49,290 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ will be diagnosed (DCIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer),and nearly 43,600 people will lose their battle with the disease. The Carlton Breast Health Center urges women to remember breast cancer screenings are an important part of personal health.


  • Schedule your mammogram at either Carlton Breast Health Center location in Albany; call: 229-312-4800.
  • Schedule your mammogram at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus; call: 229-931-1375.