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New mammography machine at CHI St. Alexius Bismarck will improving breast cancer screening

3D Mammography

CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck is the latest to bring in a new 3D mammography machine, which doctors say could save lives with better imaging. The 3D images will show more detail in the breast tissue than a typical 2D mammogram. Doctors say precise imaging gives them a more accurate diagnosis on the first try.

“Now we have the third dimension to really help see small lesions, and the numbers or statistics show us we detect about 1 to 2 more cancers per every mammogram we do,” said Dr. Luke Roller, a radiologist.

The North Dakota Cancer Coalition says a woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer sometime during her life. Men can also develop breast cancer, but are less likely.