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3D MAMMOGRAPHY COMES TO SAN ANTONIO

3D MAMMOGRAPHY COMES TO SAN ANTONIO
 

SAN ANTONIO -- The latest in cancer detecting technology -- a digital mammogram machine with 3-D technology -- is now in San Antonio.

At Nix Medical Center, doctors and patients are excited about the new machine. Nix is the first hospital in San Antonio to have it.

The 3-D scanner can magnify images 10 times larger than regular scans, making it easier to spot cancerous growths.

Bethany Dickey was one of the first patients to get a 3-D scan.

"All of the time I went through being so concerned about my health... could have been, in essence, eliminated," she said.

Dickey considers the machine to be a lifesaver.

"You don't have that waiting period of what's going on with you... if you have breast cancer, if you don't have breast cancer," she said.

"We reduce the number of callbacks. We reduce the anxiety of the patients and the referring doctors and the number of unnecessary procedures," said Dr. Joseph Williams, the chief of radiology at Nix Medical Center.

The 3-D scan still costs about the same as a regular film scan.

 

For KSAT-12's coverage of this story, please click here.

 


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