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Future of breast cancer imaging opens at UT Health Northeast

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The first phase of the academic center was finished in 2011. The second and third floors complete the $67 million project. The first phase of the academic center was finished in 2011. The second and third floors complete the $67 million project.
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The future of breast cancer screening has arrived in East Texas. The University of Texas Health Northeast Campus opened its new breast imaging center, Tuesday, along with the dedication of a new academic center.

The second and third floors of the building were debuted Tuesday. They offer multiple new clinics, a large amphitheater, classrooms, and multiple future undergraduate and graduate programs.

In the breast center, one of three machines that will be available is only the second in Texas and the ninth in the country. Doctors say this technology will give them a closer look at potentially cancerous areas by giving them images layer by layer.

"With our major missions being education, research and clinical care, this facility allows us to make a step forward in educating the future doctors of this region of Texas as well as advancing health care within the region," Tim Ochran, Vice President of Clinical Integration and Ancillary Services said.

The first phase of the academic center was finished in 2011. The second and third floors complete the $67 million project.

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