ST. JAMES, Minn. — Patients who visit Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James now have access to enhanced technology for breast cancer screenings.
The medical center recently installed a new 3D mammography machine. The cutting-edge technology, which is known as breast tomosynthesis, can detect breast cancer earlier, especially in women with dense breast tissue.
"More than 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime," says Jennifer Langbehn, D.O., medical director for Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James. "It’s so important to detect breast cancer as early as possible. This technology greatly helps us do that so our patients have a better chance of undergoing successful treatment and living the rest of their lives free of cancer."
When used for breast cancer screening, 3D mammogram machines create 3D images and standard 2D mammogram images. Studies show that combining 3D mammograms with standard mammograms reduces the need for additional imaging and slightly increases the number of cancers detected during screening.
Call 507-375-3261 to schedule an appointment.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.
Press ContactAmanda Dyslin