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Baptist Health Care Only Health Care System to Offer 3-D Digital Mammography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Baptist Health Care Only Health Care System to Offer 3-D Digital Mammography to the Greater Pensacola Bay Area

Pensacola, Fla. ( July 21, 2014 ) -According to the American Cancer Society breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. When detected and treated early the chance for a cure is nearly 100 percent.

Baptist Health Care was the first health care system in Florida to gain FDA approval to perform digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D digital mammography and remains the only health care system to offer 3-D digital mammography in the Greater Pensacola Bay Area. Hologic Selenia Dimensions 3-D is the latest technology in the battle against breast cancer as it takes advantage of all the benefits of digital mammography to create unparalleled high-quality images.

3-D digital mammography produces more precise and detailed images from various angles. These images can be reconstructed to create a 3-D view of the breast, allowing doctors to examine the inner architecture of the breast without distortion, which can lead to earlier detection of abnormalities when breast cancer is most treatable.
Benefits of 3-D Digital Mammography

        Improved accuracy and detection

        Clearer images that show structures in the breast and their spatial relationship with the surrounding breast tissue

        Ability to detect breast cancer very early

        Tomosynthesis scans can be performed quickly

        Confidence to rule out cancer without recalling the patient for further study
To schedule an appointment call 850.469.7500 or visit ebaptisthealthcare.org/DigitalMammography

CONTACT BELOW IS FOR MEDIA USE ONLY

For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Carmela Cook at 850.791.5254 or Carmela.Cook@bhcpns.org.

About Baptist Health Care
Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes four hospitals, two medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Lakeview Center, Baptist Medical Group and Cardiology Consultants. With more than 6,400 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida. For more information, please visit www.eBaptistHealthCare.org.                              
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