3D Mammography at Spooner Health

More than two-thirds of women over 40 have had a mammogram within the past two years. And it’s no wonder, as mammograms can aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases, and are an important tool in monitoring and protecting our health. That’s why we are pleased to announce that Spooner Health and…

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Frequently Asked Questions: 3D Mammography

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breasts that enables doctors to identify breast problems. An essential screening tool in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, mammograms can show changes in the breast years before a patient or physician can feel them or before noticeable symptoms occur. Spooner Health is pleased to offer…

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Frequently Asked Questions: CT Scan

CT Scan (Computerized Tomography) A CT Scan uses X-ray beams that pulse through the body, allowing for multiple views in much greater detail than a standard X-ray. Each pulse lasts only a fraction of a second and represents a photographic “slice” of the organ or area being studied. CT Scanning allows doctors to obtain valuable…

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Frequently Asked Questions: MRI

An MRI is a test that produces highly detailed pictures of body tissues and organs without the need for x-rays. Instead, electromagnetic energy and pulses of radiofrequency waves move through the area of the body that’s being examined, point by point, to create 2-D images or 3-D models. An MRI can detect important changes in…

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Middle School Students Raise Money for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy at Spooner Health

Spooner Middle School students raised money for a great cause. Student council member, 7th grader Annika Patrick, had the idea to raise money for people receiving chemotherapy at Spooner Health. The entire 5th through 8th grade student council loved the idea and were excited about doing something that would truly make a difference during a very difficult time…

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Frequently Asked Questions: Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses trace amounts of a radioactive compound to show the function and structure of specific body organs, bones, or tissues to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of disease. The radioactive compound, known as a tracer, contains atoms that emit energy, which is attracted to certain type of…

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Spooner Health Now Offers Low Dose Lung Cancer Screenings

SPOONER, WI- Spooner Health’s Diagnostic Imaging Department now offers low dose lung cancer screenings to qualified, high-risk patients. A lung cancer screening is a regular preventative health check, like mammograms and colonoscopies. While 57% of lung cancers are diagnosed in the advanced stage when survival rates are lower, regular lung cancer screenings can find lung cancer…

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