March 4, 2013 — Hologic Inc. announced it has partnered with Armor Mobile Systems to take Hologic's 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis), on a yearlong U.S. tour in a new mobile mammography coach.
Calling the tour, "A More Accurate Mammogram: The 3D Tour," the mobile coach will cross the country over the next 12 months spreading the word about the benefits of 3-D mammography. Unlike conventional 2-D mammography, where the presence of overlapping breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect cancer, Hologic's 3-D mammography procedure is designed to allow doctors to see the breast more clearly, particularly for women with dense breasts. Clinical evidence shows that a combination of conventional 2-D with 3-D mammography in the same breast cancer screening exam significantly increases invasive cancer detection while greatly reducing unnecessary call backs.
"We are thrilled to take our 3-D mammography system on the road," said Rob Cascella, Hologic's president and chief executive officer. "Hologic's 3-D technology is designed to provide a more detailed, accurate picture of the breast than conventional mammography. 2-D plus 3-D combined in the same exam has been shown to improve early detection while reducing false positives and unnecessary call backs by as much as 40 percent. We know the chance for successful treatment is greatest when cancer is detected early, and we are committed to making our 3-D mammography available to women everywhere."
"As an industry leader in custom specialty vehicles, we designed and built this mobile mammography coach to show America what the future of mammography looks like and the importance of accessibility," said Dave Moushey, president of Armor Mobile Systems. "We are proud to partner with Hologic on this important initiative to generate attention for the importance of 3-D mammography across the country."
As the 3-D mammography coach travels the country, experts will be on-hand to answer questions about this breakthrough breast cancer screening technology, as well as the benefits of mobile mammography. At most stops, the general public will have an opportunity to tour the coach and learn firsthand about how Hologic's 3-D mammography is significantly increasing cancer detection.
For more information: www.Hologic3D.com