AdventHealth to Unveil 3d Mammography Equipment

A woman talks to her doctor about her mammogram results

On Tuesday, July 9, the Sue Mayborn Women’s Center, located within AdventHealth Central Texas in Killeen, will celebrate the addition of the MAMMOMAT® Inspiration 3D Mammography system from Siemens Healthcare.

The event will begin at 2 pm and include a short presentation followed by refreshments and a tour of the Sue Mayborn Women’s Center Imaging facility.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women,” said Kevin Roberts, president and CEO of AdventHealth Central Texas. “Having a 3D mammography machine right here in Killeen means that the women in our community will be able to get high-quality, clear images that will help detect and treat this disease as quickly as possible. Our partner physicians with Baylor Scott & White will also streamline the process when there is a concern about an exam, ensuring the shortest possible timeframe in getting the answers women need related to their breast health.”

The new equipment will provide a more pleasant, soothing exam environment for patients while helping to minimize radiation dose and provide physicians with vital information.

Unlike film, digital mammograms allow physicians to manipulate image characteristics such as magnification, orientation, brightness and contrast, which improves the ability to view specific areas of the breast. With the MAMMOMAT Inspiration system, results are produced more quickly, helping to decrease anxiety for patients. In addition to screening and diagnostic mammograms, the system can also perform stereotactic biopsy procedures.

Additionally, the MAMMOMAT® Inspiration helps minimize the patients’ radiation dose and exposure time during a mammogram. The Inspiration automatically selects the appropriate dose for individual patients’ breast characteristics. The machine also ensures patient comfort by applying compression only as long as the patient’s breast is soft and pliable.

Funding for the machine was raised through the philanthropic efforts of the AdventHealth Central Texas Foundation and a generous donation from Sue Mayborn, for whom the Women’s Center is named.

“There are few words that can describe the amazing support we receive from our foundation and community members like Mrs. Mayborn. It is their generosity and caring that allows us to carry out our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ,” said Roberts.

For more information about the MAMMOMAT® Inspiration 3D Mammography system or other imaging offerings at AdventHealth, call Call254-519-8537.