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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

St. Cloud Hospital Breast Center now offers 3D Mammography

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud Hospital Breast Center offers this digital technology for screening and diagnostic purposes. 3D mammography is an advanced form of mammography that uses low‐energy X‐rays to create a 3D image of the breast. 3D Mammography takes multiple pictures from multiple angles and creates thin slices through the breast. This distinguishes normal overlapping tissue from an underlying mass and can lead to a more accurate diagnosis. It is more accurate than standard mammography for women with both dense and non‐dense breasts, but is most beneficial for women who have dense breast tissue.

Advantages of digital tomosynthesis include:

  • More accurate, more advanced
  • Digital technology for screening and diagnostic purposes
  • Uses low-energy X-rays to create a 3D image
  • Reduces screening up to 40 percent
  • 29 percent increase in detection of all breast cancers, 41 percent increase for invasive breast cancers

Call 320‐229‐4919 to schedule your mammogram.