February 11, 2017
Southern Hills Hospital is proud to now offer a new breast tomosynthesis solution designed with a three-dimensional imaging technology. This latest technology is an important step in detecting breast cancer as early as possible. To schedule your annual mammogram, call 702.916.7288.
Southern Hills’ equipment uses a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a “step-and-shoot” method, removing the potential motion from the tube helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness.
A key challenge when performing screening mammography is keeping the radiation levels as low as possible. With Southern Hills’ equipment, there is no increase in dose from a 2D standard mammogram to a 3D view, which means there is no increased radiation to patients during the 3D breast exam.
About Southern Hills Hospital
Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas in 2015 and a Best Hospital Winners' Circle recipient in 2016, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, recognized Southern Hills Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – the only Nevada hospital to earn this recognition for five consecutive years. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call (702) 916-5023.