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W.Va. hospital offers 3-D mammograms

December 09, 2011

RANSON, W.Va. —

Women who undergo routine mammograms at West Virginia University Hospitals-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them.

WVUH-East officials recently announced that Jefferson Memorial Hospital's Womens Imaging Center is the first women's center in West Virginia to offer 3-D breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening.  

Breast tomosynthesis allows radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles.

These images are then used to produce a 3-D reconstruction of the breast on a computer screen.

For more information, call the Womens Imaging Center at 304.728.1648 or visit www.wvuh-east.org.

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