DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, has upgraded its imaging services by bringing 3D mammography to its Tinley Park location at 17495 South La Grange Road.
3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, is significantly improved compared to 2D technology. Rather than condensing all tissue layers, 3D mammography provides images of breast structures through individual “slices” of tissue in one millimeter layers. 3D mammograms allow DMG board-certified radiologists, sub-specialized in breast imaging, to review scans in more detail than ever before. This advanced technology makes breast cancer easier to detect, particularly in women with dense breast tissue and decreases the number of call-backs requiring additional imaging for patients.
“DMG was the first to bring 3D mammography to the western suburbs in 2012. As we have expanded in the south suburbs, we wanted to provide that same level of care to our patients and are excited to offer this leading-edge technology,” said DMG Chief Operating Officer, South Region David Spaccarelli. “As part of our Integrated Oncology Program, we strive to provide the most advanced screening and early detection programs available.”
DMG performed more than 50,000 mammograms in 2016, and recommends screening mammograms for women starting at age 40. Early detection is essential for increasing survival rates, as cancer is most treatable when found at an early stage.
Current DMG patients can directly schedule a screening mammogram with no physician order. For patients who have had past imaging performed elsewhere, DMG seamlessly obtains old imaging from neighboring facilities at no cost to you with a completed records release form.
DMG offers 3D mammography in Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Joliet, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville and Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment at any DMG radiology location, please call 630−545−7880 or visit ScheduleDMG.com and choose “Imaging and Radiology.”
About DuPage Medical Group
With more than 600 physicians and in more than 80 locations, DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, providing physician-directed health care focused on quality, efficiency and access. For more information, visit www.dulyhealthandcare.com.