Broadlawns invests in 3-D mammography device
Broadlawns Medical Center announced that it now offers a three-dimensional breast cancer screening device at its mammography center. The hospital is the first in Iowa to offer breast tomosynthesis screening, the latest generation of equipment that uses very low X-ray exposure and high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers to provide a three-dimensional image that can help to identify very small tumors. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics participated in clinical testing of the technology last year. Broadlawns, which invested about $500,000 in the device, began offering the technology to patients in November and yesterday hosted an official launch of the device with a reception for women community leaders.   
Broadlawns Medical Center announced that it now offers a three-dimensional breast cancer screening device at its mammography center. The hospital is the first in Iowa to offer breast tomosynthesis screening, the latest generation of equipment that uses very low X-ray exposure and high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers to provide a three-dimensional image that can help to identify very small tumors. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics participated in clinical testing of the technology last year. Broadlawns, which invested about $500,000 in the device, began offering the technology to patients in November and yesterday hosted an official launch of the device with a reception for women community leaders.