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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications

One -Year Anniversary of Offering 3D Mammography at Lower Bucks Hospital

Bristol, PA (06/28/2021) – Lower Bucks Hospital is celebrating its one-year anniversary of offering 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening.

Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissueThis allows for more technology proven to detect 41% more invasive breast cancer than traditional mammograms, closer to home.4

The one-year anniversary marks Lower Bucks Hospitals Radiology Departments most important milestone, by saving more lives through early detection.

“We’re honored to be making a real difference in our community, one patient at a time,” says Michael D. Mignone RT, director of medical imaging, physical therapy, and patient transport of Lower Bucks Hospital.

“Our primary goal has always been to detect breast cancer as early as possible.”

During the last 12 months, over 1,300 have received a screening mammogram in our hospital. The ability to schedule a mammogram is quick and easy, as a yearly appointment is a huge convenience for our patients.

Mignone added, “We believe breast tomosynthesis will 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 tomosynthesis screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram. During a tomosynthesis 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.5

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. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.7

In addition, Lower Bucks Hospital has a team of dedicated mammography technologists and expert radiologists whose goal is to detect breast cancer in its early stages.

Schedule your appointment today by calling (215) 785.9343.

About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, radiology, wound care, and general surgery. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 700 employees. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.


About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit


Cited: 4 Rose S, Tidwell A, Bujnock L, et al. “Implementation of Breast Tomosynthesis in a Routine Screening Practice: An Observational Study.” American Journal of Roentgenology. 2013 Jun; 200(6): 1401-1408. Epub 2013 May 22.
5 Haas B, Kalra V, Geisel, J et al. “Comparison of Tomosynthesis Plus Digital Mammography and Digital Mammography Alone for Breast Cancer Screening.” Radiology. 2013 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]. 7 Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011, American Cancer Society.