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By his own admission, not much excites Dr. Jeffrey Weeks.

But he’s ecstatic about the new 3D mammography machine that goes live at Ruston’s Green Clinic on Thursday.

“This machine will save lives,” Weeks, the clinic’s radiologist, said.

The Genius ™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., have shown to significantly increase the detection of breast cancer, as compared to traditional 2D mammography, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing, Weeks said.

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