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Viking State Bank Donation to Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation supports purchase of upgrade of mammography machine

Posted: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 8:48 AM
Viking State Bank's Rick Burras presents a donation to WMC Chief Financial Officer Lynn Luloff

Viking State Bank & Trust is donating $5,000 to the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation's Annual Fund.  The Foundation has set a goal of raising $85,000 to help pay for a 3D upgrade of the hospital's mammography machine.

3D mammography is a relatively new screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool to improve the early detection of breast cancer.  Low-dose images from different angles around the breast are used to create the 3D picture.  The detailed images allow for a better evaluation of the breast tissue, layer by layer. 3D mammography also can provide better images of dense breast tissue than conventional mammography, and is now covered by most insurance plans.

For more information, contact WMC Foundation Coordinator Holly Kanengieter at (563) 387-3129.