Doctors Hospital of Manteca Now Offering 3D Mammography

Dec 13, 2021

Manteca, Calif. – Doctors Hospital of Manteca is now offering 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.

The new 3D mammography system is located at the Women’s Imaging Center inside Doctors Hospital of Manteca. The Women’s Imaging Center is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the DHM Women’s Imaging Center to provide the highest level of quality care to patients in the Manteca community and surrounding areas.

3D mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) offers exceptionally sharp breast images, and an advanced design providing more patient comfort. The tomosynthesis platform is designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance for all breast types. It produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

Breast tomosynthesis has the potential to benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and/or women with a personal history of breast cancer.

“The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. We are thrilled to offer this advanced technology that improves breast cancer detection rates and reduces the number of false positives,” said Kim Bettencourt, Radiology Manager at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “By offering advanced technology in mammography here in Manteca, close to home for many of our patients, we hope this encourages more women in the area to come in for their routine screenings.”

The tomosynthesis screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram. During the exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection. Annual mammograms are an important part of a woman’s wellness routine, generally beginning at age 40.

The Women’s Imaging Center at Doctors Hospital of Manteca offers state-of-the-art imaging services and personalized patient care. Comprehensive screening and diagnostic services are available including mammography, breast ultrasound, breast biopsies and breast coil MRI. The Women’s Imaging Center provides a continuum of services under one roof, providing ease and accessibility to patients. 

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is committed to the fight against breast cancer. If you would like to schedule a mammogram, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call (833) 217-3930 or visit

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