Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

3D mammography improves detection

By KIM E. STROM

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IRONWOOD - All mammographies help detect breast cancer before it is big enough to feel and before symptoms are obvious, but the benefits of having a 3-dimensional mammography as opposed to having a 2-D image taken of the breast is a lot like having a CAT scan as opposed to an X-ray, said Aspirus Ironwood staff radiologist Dr. John Pietila, Wednesday in an interview with the Daily Globe.

The technology is fairly new to Aspirus Ironwood with the hospital having acquired the machine in March of this year. "It is becoming the standard of care in most h...

 
 
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