COLUMBUS, Indiana — Early detection saves lives and Columbus Regional Health’s Breast Health Center is implementing new technology that could detect breast cancer sooner than ever.

About 9,000 mammograms are completed every year at the Breast Health Center, on the hospital campus at 2400 17th St. Until mid-July, all mammograms were completed on a traditional 2D mammography system.

Now with the addition of two new 3D mammography systems, registered nurse Deana Tuell — who manages the center — hopes more patients will have their cancer detected earlier.

Learn more in Thursday’s edition of The Republic.