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3D Mammography Now Being Offered at Lower Bucks Hospital

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3D Mammography Now Being Offered at Lower Bucks Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications | PA Markets

Roxborough, Suburban, and Lower Bucks Hospital

(215) 785-9817

MAliprantis@primehealthcare.com

3D Mammography Now Being Offered at Lower Bucks Hospital

(Bristol, PA – June 11, 2020) -- Lower Bucks Hospital is proud to announce the addition of 3D mammography to its line of advanced imaging services. This allows for more convenient access to technology proven to detect 41% more invasive breast cancer than traditional mammograms, closer to home.

"We are proud to offer 3D mammography, which means our community no longer needs to leave the Lower Bucks area to take advantage of this potentially life-saving service," said Michael D. Mignone RT, Director of Medical Imaging, Physical Therapy and patient Transport of Lower Bucks Hospital.

On average, one out of every 10 women who have a traditional mammogram are called back for repeat exams. "That’s rarely the case with 3D mammography," explains Dr. Ronak Bhimani, chief medical officer at Lower Bucks Hospital. "Our new technology will help us see masses and precancerous cells more clearly, which dramatically reduces the likelihood of false positives and callbacks."

For the patient, a 3D mammogram is very similar to having a traditional, two-dimensional mammogram. No additional compression is required, it only takes a few seconds longer for each view, and x-ray exposure is only minimally increased when receiving a 3D mammogram. It's approved for all women undergoing a standard mammogram and is usually covered by insurance.

In addition, Lower Bucks Hospital has a team of dedicated mammography technologists and expert radiologists whose goal is to detect breast cancer in its early stages.

"The best protection is early detection and treatment," reminds Dr. Bhimani.

Schedule your appointment today by visiting https://www.lowerbuckshosp.com/Services/Radiology-and-Imaging.aspx or call (215) 785.9343.

About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, radiology, and general surgery. A residency program affiliated with The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is well known for internal and family medicine. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 700 employees. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

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