Sand Lake Imaging Offers 3D Mammogram Technology
Local Partnership with Shepherd’s Hope Continues During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sand Lake Imaging (SLI), a leader in providing the highest quality Diagnostic Radiology in Central Florida, is proud to announce the use of the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ System, the only technology available to offer the groundbreaking Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam.
“Our mammography provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for patients with results that are significantly more accurate than 2D exams alone, detecting 20-60% more invasive breast cancers than its 2D counterparts,” said Dr. Robert Posniak, women’s specialty radiologist and president of Sand Lake Imaging. “We also reduce callbacks by up to 40%, compared to 2D alone.”
This technology allows Sand Lake Imaging to offer 3D Mammograms with half the radiation of the standard 2D/3D mammogram combination with half the compression time.
Dense breast tissue can make it difficult for doctors to detect breast cancer during annual screenings, which is concerning since women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Studies show that Sand Lake Imaging’s Mammography exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. It is also FDA approved as superior for women with dense breast tissue compared to 2D, which is beneficial as nearly fifty percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense breasts.
“Mammography has been shown to save lives and is central to the marked decline in mortality from breast cancer,” said Dr. Posniak. “Sand Lake Imaging strongly encourages women to continue to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The newest technology of 3D mammography allows us to identify smaller breast cancers at an earlier stage.”
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer – the most common cancer among women. Screening mammograms can detect cancer early and help reduce breast cancer mortality. Many women in Central Florida will forgo screenings as a result of cost and/or lack of health insurance. Therefore, for the sixth consecutive year, Shepherd’s Hope and Sand Lake Imaging are partnering to provide free mammograms to women in need through their “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative held in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of October, for each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging, the facility will donate a free screening mammogram to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient. Since 2013, Sand Lake Imaging has donated more than a thousand mammograms through this program.
“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Sand Lake Imaging that allows Shepherd’s Hope to provide local uninsured women with this essential medical exam at no charge,” said Marni Stahlman, president, and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope. “Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary and secondary medical services to the one in four Central Floridians who are uninsured or underinsured at five health center locations in Central Florida.”
Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to providing the highest quality diagnostic radiology to the patients and physicians of Central Florida in a personal, cost-effective, and timely manner. Sand Lake Imaging has three locations throughout Central Florida serving Orlando, Maitland and Lady Lake specializing in diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, and interventional radiology.
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