Dunn, NC — The Harnett Health Breast Care Center in Dunn is excited to announce that it has recently installed a new Hologic Selenia 3D Mammography Imaging Machine. This 3D Mammography Imaging Machine is equipped SmartCurve technology which is specifically designed to increase patient comfort. 

3D Mammography exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also help decrease the number of women asked to return for additional testing.(1-7)  In conventional 2D Mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A 3D method of imaging can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect. 

This latest installation is part of  the Harnett Health Breast Care Center’s ongoing commitment to superior breast cancer detection and has the potential to increase screening volume and compliance for the countless women who have reported avoiding regular mammograms due in large part to the fear of discomfort associated with breast compression.

3D Mammography with SmartCurve technology is designed to detect more invasive cancers, reduce false positives, and is FDA approved as superior to conventional 2D mammography for all women, including those with dense breasts, all while improving the screening experience. 

“With this new technology, we are not only able to provide a more comfortable mammogram, but can do so while maintaining clinical accuracy, which is key,” said Harnett Health President Cory Hess“Mammograms play such a critical role in the early detection of breast cancer and we’re hopeful that with the addition of the SmartCurve system, we’ll be able to lessen the pain and anxiety associated with mammograms and, as a result, increase screening compliance.”

The SmartCurve system features a proprietary curved surface that mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and allow better distribution of force over the entire breast. 

“We’re excited to provide this first-of-its-kind technology to our patients and remain committed to offering the women of Harnett County and the surrounding communities the best breast care possible,” added President Cory Hess.

To schedule a 3D mammogram at the Harnett Health Breast Care Center in Dunn please have your Doctor call the (910) 892-1000 ext. 5000.