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New 3D Mammography offers better chance to diagnose breast cancer earlier, at more treatable stages

CHIPPEWA FALLS - HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is now offering 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue, which makes it easier for radiologists to identify breast abnormalities that could be cancerous.

"We believe breast tomosynthesis will benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients," said Ken Brown, director of radiology services at HSHS St. Joseph's and Sacred Heart hospitals. "Tomosynthesis is the new standard in breast imaging and has been proven effective to all patients, especially those with dense breast tissue." HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital also offers 3-D mammography services.


The tomosynthesis screening experience is similar to a traditional mammogram. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple low-dose images of the breast are taken at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of slices that can be viewed as a 3-D reconstruction of the breast.

Breast cancer is a common cancer among American women, exceeded only by the incidence of skin cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women by the end of this year. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman's chance of survival. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and is a good reminder for women over 40-and women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer-to schedule a mammogram.

To make an appointment, call (715) 717-1461.



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Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital receive award for community outreach efforts

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph's announce “Conversation on Health Care” series

New directors join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital receives renewed accreditation

L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center earns state award

Dr. Ottoman named HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital names Provider of the Year

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital gives garden opportunity for those in need

Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership receives Nonprofit Excellence Award

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine named 'Wound Care Center of the Year'

Two hospital colleagues to receive American Red Cross Real Heroes awards

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals designated as Blue Distinction® Centers for Maternity Care

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Home Health and Hospice looking for volunteers in Durand, Mondovi and Osseo

L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center receives certification renewal from State of Wisconsin

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital chaplain earns NACC certification

Hospitals welcome divisional director of Behavioral Health and L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center

New members of the Boards of Directors for HSHS Sacred Heart and HSHS St. Joseph’s hospitals announced

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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital awarded Hospital and Home Care accreditations from The Joint Commission

New facilities director joins HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals

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HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital earns recognition from The Joint Commission

HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Joseph’s hospitals to host suicide prevention sessions December 2, 9 & 14

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital earns 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital president and CEO named to WHA board of directors


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