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Dr. Marina I. Feldman, Elliot Breast Health Center

Q. Why should I go to Elliot Breast Health Center for my mammogram?

A. The Elliot Breast Health Center has been granted the prestigious designation of being an American College of Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence. This is a designation reserved for centers that demonstrate outstanding diagnostic imaging and patient care, as well  as the highest level of safety and quality of care.

Q. How often should I get a screening mammogram?

A. We recommend yearly screening mammograms for all women starting at the age of 40. Simply put, that’s how we save the most lives. That’s how we find cancer in its earliest form.

Q. What is 3-D mammography/tomosynthesis? Is it experimental technology?

A. Tomosynthesis, also called 3-D mammography, is an FDA-approved advanced technology that takes multiple low-dose images, or X-rays, of breast tissue to re-create a 3-D picture of the breast. It is not experimental technology.

Q. Is a 3-D mammogram better?

A. Yes. 3-D provides a clearer picture. Using 3-D mammography makes it easier for doctors to catch breast cancer early. It also helps us catch more cancers. Studies have shown that patients who had a 3-D mammogram were 40 percent less likely to be called back for additional images than patients who had a 2-D mammogram. At our center, we believe that 3-D mammography is a revolutionary and superior breast imaging tool that improves the early detection of breast cancer. For this reason, we have been offering 3-D mammography to all of our patients since 2013.

More information: www.elliothospital.org

This Q&A is part of New Hampshire Magazine's Pink Power: Breast Health Awareness special advertising section that was featured in the October 2016 issue.

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