Florida Mammography has opened a new women’s center inside Triumph Radiology in Southwest Ocala. The women’s center offers 3D mammography, breast ultrasound, and bone density services with all breast exams read by a Breast Fellowship Board Certified Radiologist.
Preventative annual screening mammograms are key to early detection. The earlier breast cancer is detected the better the prognosis and the higher probability of surviving. Many women have delayed getting their annual mammogram due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is critical that they now reprioritize their annual screenings to ensure that a significant increase in later stage cancer diagnoses is not in our future. Kerry Lawrence, owner of Invision Diagnostics of Florida aka Florida Mammography, would like the women of Ocala to know, “We are in your corner and committed to providing women’s healthcare in a welcoming and safe environment. Whether it has been 1, 3, or 10 years since your last screening mammogram, we are here for you.”
With a 3D mammogram, or digital breast tomosynthesis, the imaging machine moves in an arc to capture more X-rays that are then put together digitally to allow the doctor to see the tissues in three dimensions. According to the American Cancer Society, “Many studies have found that 3D mammography appears to find more breast cancers and lower the chance of being called back for follow-up testing.” As well, several studies have shown it can be helpful in women with dense breasts.
Dr. Ryan Polselli, MD, the Lead Radiologist for Florida Mammography, shared, “Screening with 3D and having a breast fellowship-trained radiologist interpret the mammogram are two of the most important factors to consider when choosing where to have a mammogram.”
Current breast cancer screening guidelines from the American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging, inclusive of all women at average risk, recommend women should have a risk assessment by age 30 and that annual mammography screenings should start at age 40 and continue past the age of 74 unless severe comorbidities limit life expectancy. As well, their guidelines call for heightened screening attention for transgender individuals, black women and other often overlooked or underserved populations.
Those who wish to schedule an appointment for a preventative screening mammogram must have a current primary care physician or OB/GYN, to whom results can be sent. Appointments only take 15 minutes and next day scheduling is available. Those seeking appointments for bone density, diagnostic mammography and breast ultrasound screenings must be referred by a physician.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, go to www.triumphradiology.com or call (352) 877-9221. Screening mammogram appointments can be made online under the “Schedule Your Appointment” tab. Triumph Radiology also offers X-ray, open MRI, CT scan, and ultrasounds and can be reached at (352) 554-4878.