ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A local hospital is helping women catch breast cancer earlier on, thanks to new state-of-the-art technology.
Women's center at Rockford Health System is the first provider in the region to offer tomosynthesis. They demonstrated the technology for us by using an apple. It produces a 3-D image of the breast, giving radiologists a clearer view than traditional mammograms. Doctors say this increases the odds of them catching a potentially deadly disease.
“It's still in its infant phases, but from what I've seen it offers tremendous potential in helping the radiologists see cancers earlier. I really do, I think we're going to be using it in the future from its introduction now to beyond,” said radiologist Douglas Blume.
The equipment was purchased with money from the Rockford Memorial Development Foundation.