Hospital offering 3D mammograms

BLUE HILL — Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital announced Jan. 6 that 3D mammography is now available. Early detection and accurate diagnosis are the keys to beating breast cancer.

Women on the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle and beyond now have an advantage in both of these critical areas thanks to the addition of the latest in breast health technology at Blue Hill Hospital. Funds raised through the Starlight Evening “campaign/ virtual toast” and through private donations have enabled the hospital’s imaging department to purchase this new, state-of-the-art equipment.

Research has shown that digital breast tomosynthesis, better known as 3D mammography, has a higher success rate at detecting invasive breast cancers, and reduces the number of false detections.

“I am so very proud that Blue Hill now offers this service to our local patients,” said John Ronan, president of Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals. “Our patients deserve exceptional care, provided by a highly skilled team using advanced technology. This advancement plays a critical role in our mission as we continue to improve the health of our community.”

Blue Hill Hospital is currently scheduling 3D mammography appointments. Call your primary care provider with questions or call the imaging department directly to schedule an appointment at 374-3999.

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