Salem, VA, December, 2015 – Women no longer have to travel outside of the Roanoke Valley to get 3D Mammography, also called tomosynthesis. Starting January of 2016, LewisGale Regional Health System will offer this advanced technology at the LewisGale Breast Center Salem, Southwest Virginia’s only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence accredited by the American College of Radiology.

"As a leading provider of imaging services in the region, we are excited to be the first in the Roanoke Valley to give more women convenient access to this advanced technology," said Jon Bartlett, President, LewisGale Regional Health System. "Bringing Genius 3D Mammography to our community is about saving lives and giving our doctors one more tool in the fight against breast cancer."

Research has shown Genius 3D Mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers and reduces the need for callbacks by up to 40 percent compared to traditional 2D Mammography. This technology works by capturing three-dimensional images of the breast, making it possible for doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer.

"This technology is particularly beneficial for those with dense breasts because cancer is often more difficult to detect in these women," said Ronald Broadwell, M.D., Radiologist, LewisGale Medical Center. "Genius 3D Mammography provides a more detailed view of the breast tissue which can lead to early detection. We know that early detection helps us find cancers when there is the best chance for a cure."

Learn more about Genius 3D Mammography, or call to (540) 776-4983 to schedule an appointment for a 3D mammogram.

About LewisGale Regional Health System

LewisGale Regional Health System includes 44 HCA-owned patient care facilities including 4 hospitals, 2 regional cancer centers, 6 outpatient centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. With 3,300 employees, its annual payroll is $245.6 million. The system also paid $31 million in taxes and provided more than $125 million in uncompensated care to those most in need in 2014 alone. LewisGale is also part of HCA Virginia, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Commonwealth with nearly 15,000 employees. For more information see www.lewisgale.com.

Contact Information

Joy Sutton, Marketing Communications Manager
LewisGale Regional Health System
Phone: (540) 776-4739 or (540) 529-3137

Amanda Marshall, Marketing Manager
LewisGale Regional Health System
Phone: (540) 772-2890