December 14, 2018

Mayo Clinic Health System offers new 3-D breast imaging for cancer screenings

By Karl W Oestreich

Albert Lea Tribune

Patients who visit Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea now have greater access to enhanced technology for breast cancer screenings. The medical center recently installed its second mammography machine, Albert Lea Tribune Newspaper Logobut the first to provide 3-D scans. The new technology allows radiologists to see breast scans, reduce false positives and increase cancer detection. “This new, state-of-the art technology enables us to not only see cancers earlier, especially in women with denser breast tissue, it has also now been shown to decrease the recall rate, meaning that you’re less likely to get called back for anything unnecessary, which is less stressful for our patients,” said Dr. Brandon Stott, radiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. “Finding cancers earlier should lead to improved survivability.”

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Context: Patients who visit Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea now have greater access to enhanced technology for breast cancer screenings. The medical center recently installed its second mammography machine, but the first to provide 3D scans (breast tomosynthesis). This new technology allows radiologists to see breast scans, reduce false positives, and increase cancer detection. “This new, state-of-the art technology enables us to not only see cancers earlier, especially in women with denser breast tissue, it has also now been shown to decrease the recall rate, meaning that you’re less likely to get called back for anything unnecessary, which is less stressful for our patients,” says Brandon Stott, M.D., radiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. “Finding cancers earlier should lead to improved survivability.” You can read more about the technology here.

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