Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) will soon be the only hospital in southern California to exclusively offer the new 3-D mammogram, the best and most advanced breast screening. 3-D mammography or tomosynthesis is a powerful tool in the early detection and fight against breast cancer.
PVHMC has purchased four of the new 3-D machines and they are currently being installed in various hospital-owned sites in the local area. The first of the new tomosynthesis machines has been installed at Pomona Valley Health Center at Chino Hills and the machine is currently in use.
A second machine is being installed at the Pomona Valley Health Center at Claremont and is expected to be in use later this month. The remaining two machines will be installed at the Breast Health Center at The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center in Pomona. They are anticipated to be ready for patient use by the end of November.
The 3-D digital mammogram/tomosynthesis is considered the most advanced breakthrough in the early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer currently strikes one out of seven women in the United States.
A free presentation, “The new 3-D Mammogram” will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about this new technology from the first hospital in the region to offer it. The presentation is Oct. 24 at the Pomona Valley Health Center at Chino Hills at 2140 Grand Ave at 6:30 p.m.
Presenters for the presentation will be Dr. Paul Reisch, radiologist and medical director of the PVHMC Breast Health Center and Dr. Johnson Lightfoote, radiologist, medical director of the department of Radiology at PVHMC.
The presentation is free, but seating is limited and reservations are preferred. The presentation is provided by PVHMC’s Women’s and Children’s Services as part of the “Every Woman’s Journey” an on-going, educational series. For more information or to register and reserve a seat for the presentation please call 909 865-9858 or email FERC@pvhmc.org.
--Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center