St. Luke’s Mariner Medical Clinic adds 3D mammography in Superior
Thursday, October 29, 2020
St. Luke’s Mariner Medical Clinic held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate being the first clinic in Superior to offer patients state-of-the-art 3D mammography technology.
The cutting-edge technology makes an important difference in early detection of breast cancer, St. Luke's said. A 3D mammogram is able to take 15 photos of each breast to provide a three-dimensional image, making abnormalities easier to identify earlier and treatment more successful. This also allows more-invasive breast cancers to be caught sooner. The increased number of pictures also means fewer callbacks for patients.
“Having a breast cancer diagnosis is scary and anything we can do to help improve our patients’ outcomes with early detection is critical,” St. Luke’s President & CEO Kevin Nokels said. “A 3D mammogram makes it more likely that will happen, and we’re proud to be the first to deliver that standard of care to our patients in northern Wisconsin.”
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