St. Luke's Mariner Clinic celebrates new mammography machine

Created: October 21, 2020 10:56 PM

St. Luke's Mariner Medical Clinic in Superior cut the ribbon Wednesday to celebrate a potentially life-saving new machine.

Clinic staff say the mammography machine has the best technology available to detect breast cancer early. 

They're happy to have this upgrade, and many women will find it works like traditional mammograms.

“One thing women should know is that it is very similar to the 2-D exam,” said Mariner Clinic lab technologist Amy Honz. “There really is no difference in compression time. The images make the difference. The 3-D machine takes 15 different images and compiles them into one millimeter layers so that then the radiologist can then scroll through the breast tissue."

Regular mammograms can help prevent breast cancer from growing or going undetected.

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