New 3D mammography machine at PMC

Last month, a new 3D mammography machine —expected to be up to 60% more effective at detecting tumors— began serving patients in the radiology department at Petersburg Medical Center.

Mammography uses x-rays to locate and help diagnose tumors in the breast.

The newly installed machine can capture a clear, more in-depth image of a malignancy that may otherwise be missed in a conventional 2D mammogram.

“This is a project we’ve been working on for a long time as a department,” said PMC radiology manager Sonja Paul. “We knew the machine we had was a good machine, but we knew this newer technology...


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