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New 3D Mammography at Winona Health

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WINONA, Minnesota, (WXOW) - New technology at Winona Health is allowing better results during breast cancer screens.  The hospital is offering 3D Mammography (breast tomosynthesis) screens.

Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the obstruction often caused by overlapping tissue.

Breast screening with tomosynthesis when combined with conventional 2D mammography has a 40-percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone. 
 
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.
 
"We are committed to winning the fight against breast cancer," said Claudine Van Meeteren, director of Imaging Services at Winona Health. "In offering breast tomosynthesis digital mammography, Winona Health provides the most advance technology available to detect the presence of cancer in the breast." 
 
To schedule a mammogram at Winona Health, call 507.457.4320.  Same day and Saturday morning appointments are available.
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