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White-Wilson Medical Center Now Providing 3D Imaging

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–July 17, 2017—White-Wilson Medical Center (WWMC) is now providing advanced 3D imaging technology to its patients. The center has invested in a Genesis 3D mammography machine that allows for detection of up to 41 percent more invasive cancers.

"We are excited to now offer this advanced technology to our patients," said White-Wilson CEO Alan Gieseman. "3D mammography is the gold standard of mammography and will help our team to find breast cancer earlier and ultimately save lives."

The technology is available at the White-Wilson Center for Women's Imaging located in Fort Walton Beach. Unlike the flat view of a 2D mammogram, the 3D images are multidimensional and produce layers of images. These images are reviewed by board certified radiologists, who search for masses or abnormalities in the breast tissue.

"The advances in mammography are astounding. We are now able to thoroughly examine layers of breast tissue and find breast cancer earlier than ever before," said White-Wilson Chief Radiologist Dr. Norman Clinkscales. "One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, but with this technology, we can find cancer earlier and save lives."

Getting a 3D mammogram is just like getting a traditional mammogram. There is no additional compression required and getting the 3D images only takes a few seconds. The end results are higher quality images and, for many women, result in fewer call backs or false-positives.


Regular Mammogram of an Apple


3D Mammogram of an Apple

The American College of Radiology guidelines recommend that all women over the age of 40 receive a mammogram annually. Annual mammograms allow physicians to monitor changes in the breast and act quickly, should abnormalities be found.

The White-Wilson Women's Imaging Department is currently accepting patients Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Patients outside of White-Wilson, with a current order for a mammogram, may schedule an appointment by calling the clinic.

White-Wilson Medical Center is home to a growing team of health care providers and offers more than 25 specialties of medicine. For additional information on White-Wilson physicians, locations and specialties, visit white-wilson.com or call 850-863-8100.

About White-Wilson Medical Center:
White-Wilson Medical Center is a multi-specialty physician group, and has been serving Florida's Emerald Coast for over 70 years. WWMC is home to your community's largest team of physicians, collaborating for your good health in more than 25 different specialties. With locations in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and Navarre, White-Wilson provides a range of health care services to fit most needs. White-Wilson employs state-of-the-art technology, coupled with skilled and experienced providers, friendly and caring staff, and the convenience of "one-stop" shopping. Visit www.white-wilson.com for a list of specialties and services.