Breast Cancer Screening Goes on the Road

Healthcare solutions company Hologic (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced Thursday it has partnered with Armor Mobile Systems, a leading provider of healthcare specialty vehicles, to take Hologic’s 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis), on a yearlong U.S. tour in a new mobile mammography coach.

Calling the tour, “A More Accurate Mammogram: The 3D Tour,” the mobile coach will cross the country over the next 12 months spreading the word about the benefits of 3D mammography.

Unlike conventional 2D mammography, where the presence of overlapping breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect cancer, Hologic’s 3D mammography procedure is designed to allow doctors to see the breast more clearly, particularly for women with dense breasts.

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Clinical evidence shows that a combination of conventional 2D with 3D mammography in the same breast cancer screening exam significantly increases invasive cancer detection while greatly reducing unnecessary call backs.

As the 3D mammography coach travels the country, experts will be on-hand to answer questions about this breast cancer screening technology, as well as the benefits of mobile mammography.

At most stops, the general public will have an opportunity to tour the coach and learn firsthand about how Hologic’s 3D mammography is significantly increasing cancer detection.

Unlike a screening 2D mammogram which involves a single X-ray image of the breast, 3D mammography captures multiple, low-dose images from multiple angles around the breast. The images are then used to produce a 3D digital reconstruction of the breast.

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