User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

New 3D Mammograms

October 17, 2012, 6:08 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

New 3D Mammograms
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A new, more detailed way to detect breast cancer is now available in Sioux Falls.

Janet French is not new to mammograms, but after her experience in 2004, she's thankful for the new 3D mammogram technology.

"I had a mammogram, and everything was fine. Then a month later I found a lump," French said.

Eight years ago French's doctor did not find her breast cancer in a mammogram, but the technology has improved, including this latest 3D version.

"We certainly have found masses that we didn't see before and wouldn't have seen with just 2D," Sanford Diagnostic Radiologist Dr. Thomas Cink said.

Cink has been using the new technology for about a week. It produces a 3D image of breast tissue in one millimeter layers, allowing doctors to see tissue in more detail.

"It's only been approved by the FDA for a little bit over a year," Cink said.

Cink says not only will it find breast cancer more easily, but it will also confirm more accurately if someone does not have cancer.

"We don't have as many callbacks. In one study, there were 40 percent fewer callbacks," Cink said.

While the new 3D technology does have a lot of advantages, it does have one disadvantage, a higher level of radiation.

"We're still lower than any recommendations," Cink said. "And this is about the same as where we were three years ago when we were using analog anyway," Cink said.

French is not worried about the radiation level. She hopes the new technology allows doctors to find breast cancer earlier and therefore save lives.

"I will do it again next year to not have the questionable result and be worried," French said.

Right now the 3D mammogram costs the same as the 2D at Sanford.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Local Doctors Create Headache Treatment

4/15/2014 6:22 PM

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, severe headaches on a regular basis.  Local doctors have now teamed up to create technology to diagnos...

Full Story | Watch
Increase In Whooping Cough & STDs In SD

4/17/2014 10:41 AM

The number of whooping cough cases appears to be on the rise in South Dakota.

Full Story
Local Eye Care Clinic Creates Viral Video

4/11/2014 12:05 PM

While health care is usually a serious job, the staff at Vance Thompson Vision hopes to provide a few laughs through an online video.

Full Story
OB Care In Small Towns

4/16/2014 6:39 PM

While a growing number of doctors at small-town hospitals are no longer able to deliver babies, Sioux Center Health is building a new birthing center.

Full Story | Watch
Testing For Allergies That Affect Eyes

4/14/2014 6:13 PM

If your eyes are itchy and watery lately, you could already be battling spring allergies.  But it can be difficult to tell whether you're suf...

Full Story | Watch


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED