Mayo Clinic Health System upgrades mobile mammography unit

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ONALASKA, Wis. (WEAU) -- Women in the Coulee Region will have greater access to more accurate mammograms.

Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare unveiled their new mobile 3-D mammography unit on Friday.

The 3-D technology is more accurate and detailed than 2-D mammograms, and it decreases the need for follow-up testing.

The vehicle will travel to local businesses and Franciscan Healthcare locations.

"One of the advantages obviously is to be able to increase the overall participation in screening mammography, because we recognize that early detection of breast cancer allows the best outcome," said Dr. Richard Ellis, MD, Clinical Breast Radiologist for Mayo Clinic Health System. "And this is yet another service that we’re able to provide for our patients for early detection and diagnosis even to our women in the rural areas."

The new vehicle will hit the road Monday, June 27th.

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