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Hospital offers most advanced breast cancer screening

Marlborough/Southborough – Women who undergo routine mammograms at the Marlborough Hospital Women’s Imaging Center, 28 Newton St., in Southborough now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. The Marlborough Hospital Women’s Imaging Center is one of the first women’s centers in the country to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis for breast cancer screening.

Breast tomosynthesis is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

“Marlborough Hospital understands the importance of screenings when it comes to health and wellness,” noted Candra Szymanski, interim president and CEO at Marlborough Hospital. “And providing state-of-art equipment to perform these screenings is key. We are thrilled to be offering this latest 3D mammography technology to our area communities. It offers a sharper image and can help identify problem areas sooner. Because the earlier a cancer is detected, the sooner it can be treated—and beat!”

There are more than 8,000 breast cancer screening sites in the U.S. Nearly 5,000 have at least one digital mammography system. Less than 100 have installed this newest generation of digital mammography equipment.

By offering women the latest technology in mammography, the Marlborough Hospital Women’s Imaging Center in Southborough hopes to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened.

To schedule a mammogram, call 508-486-5566. For further information, visit your3Dmammogram.org.

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