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As we commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 3D breast mammography is now available at Sparrow’s four Community Hospitals – Sparrow Carson, Clinton, Eaton and Ionia.

3D mammography is performed the same way as a conventional 2D mammogram, with no additional compression, but it’s more accurate. By providing three-dimensional images of the breast, Doctors are able to examine breast tissue layer by layer, finding 30-40 percent more invasive breast cancers than conventional mammograms. Using 3D, fine details are more visible and less likely to be hidden by other tissue. It’s also more suitable for those with dense breast tissue.

Greater accuracy means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of additional screenings. That’s important because one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and eight of nine diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history.

Our mammography teams are committed to providing quality, compassionate care to every Patient, every time. Our experienced healthcare professionals have specialized training and are dedicated to the breast health of women in Mid-Michigan.

To schedule a 3D mammography appointment at Sparrow Carson, call 1.800.554.1468 or 989.584.3702.

For Sparrow Clinton and Ionia, call 1.800.698.6329 or go online to

For Sparrow Eaton, call 517.541.5948.

Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit