Open House at Baystate Franklin to showcase mammography suite

Open House from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center Mammography Suite

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Baystate Franklin Medical Center is holding an open house of their mammography department.

They’re holding an open house to provide people an opportunity to see their new mammogram technology.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Mammography Department is located in the bottom floor of the medical facility.

Thursday night’s open house includes a tour of the department and presentations of their new 3D, state-of-the-art mammograms, which they say are better at detecting cancers.

“It allows the radiologist to view the images, layer by layer so the chances of seeing small discrete areas of concern are much greater,” Sherri Thayer, Manager of Imaging Services at Baystate Medical Center’s Mammography Department told 22News.

Thayer told 22News invasive cancers are 40 percent more likely to be seen with 3D mammograms. If a breast cancer is caught early, the cure rate is nearly 100 percent.

Thayer said they are not offering any mammogram screenings at Thursday’s open house, but you can schedule an appointment.