Mt. St. Mary’s adds 3-D mammography technology

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – A hospital in Niagara County now claims to have the latest technology to find breast cancer.

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital now has a 3-D mammography system known as Tomo-synthesis.

This will give doctors and patients a much better look at what could be a potential problem.

“It actually looks inside the breast, rather than just taking pictures from the outside,” explains Dr. Peter Ferin, the Chief of Radiology at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital. “It allows us to detect smaller lesions.”

News 4 spoke to Shelly Ramseyer, a breast cancer survivor who is happy to see the new system in place. “I’m really excited that the women and men who need this have this in Niagara County.”

Mount St. Mary’s is the first hospital in Niagara County to offer this new 3-D technology. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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