When Swedish Covenant acquired several Barco Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP display systems, they became the first hospital in downtown Chicago to offer 3D mammography to patients. The hospital is now making this service available to a socioeconomically diverse population of women who need or desire a higher-level breast screening exam.

Swedish Covenant Hospital clinicians travelled the country to view numerous mammography platforms when seeking to upgrade their breast imaging display systems, and decided to invest in tomosynthesis technology when they discovered Barco. The 3D imaging capabilities of the Barco Mammo Tomosynthesis display enhance the clarity of breast details in high-risk women with a single exam, as well as providing advanced imaging for diagnostic purposes.

“The Barco Mammo Tomosynthesis display system is producing fantastic results, revealing much more detail in breast images to enable our radiologists to read more quickly and diagnose with greater certainty,” comments Dorothy Lam, Radiologist for Swedish Covenant Hospital. “The calcifications appear very sharp on the Barco monitors. Sometimes, we will proceed to biopsy from a screening mammogram because the images are suspicious enough in this initial exam. This saves a whole step – eliminating the need for a diagnostic exam – conserving both time and resources so we can serve more patients on a daily basis.”