Published on November 15, 2018

Essentia Health Brings 3-D Mammography to Fosston

Essentia Health-Fosston announces the recent addition of the most advanced technology available in early breast cancer detection, 3-D mammography. This advanced imaging takes many pictures from several angles and then produces a highly detailed 3-D image that a radiologist can examine layer by layer. The additional images make it possible for a radiologist to gain a better understanding of breast tissue.

3-D mammography compliments standard 2-D mammography and is performed at the same time and with the same system. For women who have added risk factors, such as strong family history, personal history of breast cancer or very dense breasts, 3-D mammography is especially beneficial. The 3-D mammogram reduces the rate of false positives, which can put extra psychological, physical and economic stress on women. It is important to check with your insurance provider to determine if they cover 3-D mammography.   “Adding 3-D mammography in Fosston is a huge win for our community. It gives women in Fosston and the surrounding communities access to some of the very best technology available for breast health,” says Kayla Olson, Diagnostic Imaging Manager. “With the use of 3-D mammography, we have the confidence that we are examining the breast as best as possible. I am confident this will help save lives.”

Patients interested in learning more about 3-D mammography and if it is right for them should consult their primary care physician or call Essentia Health-Fosston at 218.435.1133.