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New capability is major boost for Noble's

Advance could increase cancer detection by 40%

A major advance in breast screening at Noble's Hospital could increase cancer detection rates by up to 40%.

The latest x-ray imaging process, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis or DBT, takes multiple pictures of breast tissue, to identify smaller, subtle cancers.

A donation of £70,000 from the Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust will fund the software for screening at the new breast unit.

Only a handful of UK hospitals currently provide DBT screening, so the upgrade is a big step forward for the Island.

Malcolm Clague from the Trust says the investment will bring big benefits for patients:

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