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Northern Montana Hospital performing 3D mammograms

 

Last updated 11/24/2020 at 1:05pm

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Noreen Peterson, Northern Montana Hospital mammography technician, works with the hospital's new Selenia Dimensions mammography machine.

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Northern Montana Hospital recently acquired a 3-D mammography machine for use in its Imaging Department.

The Selenia Dimensions mammography machine uses hologic 3D mammography technology to aid in the detection of breast cancer. Its relatively quick scan time makes the procedure more comfortable for patients, and is a lower dose of radiation, due to the elimination of 2D X-ray exposure.

"There is a Breast Cancer Awareness slogan that says, 'Early Detection is the Best Prevention,'" Northern Montana Hospital Director of Imaging Heather Hartsock said. "While statistics show...



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