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3D mammography expands to Custer, Sturgis, Lead/Deadwood

STURGIS PHOTO LINK: Pictured with the new 3D mammography equipment at Monument Health Sturgis Hospital are, from left, Michelle Stephens, Lance Perrett, Ashley Kopp, Malia Sauer, Wendy Meadows-Anderson, Susan Bauer and Mark Schulte.

LEAD-DEADWOOD PHOTO LINK: Pictured with the new 3D mammography equipment at Monument Health Lead-Deadwood Hospital are, from left, Mark Schmidt, Ashley Kopp, Michelle Stephens, Kamille Baize, Wendy Meadows-Anderson and Larissa Morovits.

CUSTER PHOTO LINKPictured with the new 3D mammography equipment at Custer Hospital are, from left, Meghan Holtquist, Wendy Meadows Anderson,  Becca Noyes, Mark Schmidt and Nan Bradeen.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 30, 2020) – Monument Health hospitals in Custer, Sturgis and Lead/Deadwood are introducing Genius 3D Mammography for patients. The new technology improves early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer, but if it’s caught early the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent. Using this three-dimensional technology, radiologists can better detect breast cancer deep within the tissue, where it might be hidden during a traditional two-dimensional mammogram.

Wendy Meadows-Anderson, Monument Health Director of Medical Images Services, said 3D mammography offers the best technology available.

“Screening mammography has proven to be highly effective at identifying abnormalities that would otherwise go undetected. This helps save lives and decrease the impact of disease due to early detection,” she said. “The 3D technology will further this effort while also reducing false-positive results.”

Patients will notice little difference in the mammography process – it takes just a few seconds longer – but the images offer remarkable clarity.

With the addition of the Genius 3D Mammography in Custer, Sturgis and Lead/Deadwood, the technology is now available throughout Monument Health’s service area. Visit for more information.

Stephany Chalberg
Public Relations Manager
Strategic Marketing and Communications
Monument Health

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