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Leading-edge 3D mammography now available at McLaren Macomb diagnostic office at Shelby Creek

Published on Monday, May 15, 2017
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Patients making an appointment for their regular mammogram at the diagnostic imaging office at McLaren Macomb – Shelby Creek medical office building now have the advantage of choosing 3D tomosynthesis mammography technology, a revolutionary means of detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages, benefitting women with dense breast tissue.

This technology is supplemental to a standard digital mammogram providing greater image clarity, more accurate diagnosis and more peace of mind to patients.

“Women with dense breast tissue don’t always have the advantage of the clearest images after a mammogram, potentially leading to false-positives or – more importantly – hiding tumors,” said Pat Keigher, regional director of cancer services at McLaren Macomb. “Mammograms save lives, and every women deserves to have clear results, which 3D technology can provide those patients.”

3D mammography allows the radiologist to visualize the breast in 1mm slices, making it beneficial to all women as both a screening and diagnostic tool. Dense breast tissue is very common and not abnormal, but can potentially hide tumors within its fibro-glandular structures. Tissue density is determined by the radiologist, as mammograms are read.

McLaren Macomb Diagnostic Imaging at Shelby Creek also offers bone density screening using DEXA technology as well as general radiographic, CT and ultrasound services.

McLaren Macomb – Shelby Creek also houses offices of physical and occupational therapy, family medicine and an office of the McLaren Cardiovascular Institute.

McLaren Macomb Diagnostic Imaging at Shelby Creek is located at 8180 26 Mile Road in Shelby Township, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patients can make an appointment by calling (586) 992-9010.

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About McLaren Macomb
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or subscribe to our blog

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at