Mobile 3-D mammography machine to debut in Shreveport

Aug 8, 2013

Cutting edge breast cancer detection technology will literally roll into Shreveport Friday, Aug. 9. LSU Health Shreveport has one of only two mobile 3-D mammography machines in Louisiana.

The mobile van is the second to be operated by Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s Partners in Wellness program.  According to a news release, the program has been providing health screenings for the uninsured and underinsured for more than a decade.  With the 3-D system, physicians are able to detect problems in the breast, resulting in fewer false-positive findings.  This means less costly tests for the patient. 

The new van will be unveiled at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.