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Mayo Clinic celebrates renovated radiology department, specialized equipment

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea celebrated the newly renovated radiology department Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting with Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

“Today we welcome Mayo Clinic’s continued investment in our Albert Lea medical campus with the opening of a new state-of-the-art X-ray imaging suite, which has the ability to significantly increase image quality while simultaneously significantly reducing radiation exposure,” said Dr. Adam Cole, who works in radiology and imaging for the health system in Albert Lea and Austin, in a press release.

The radiology department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea includes updated equipment. – Provided

Cole said within the past year Mayo has expanded and updated the women’s imaging center, doubling mammography equipment and then upgrading both machines to allow patients the option of 3-D mammography.

A little more than a year ago the health system expanded from one full-time physician radiologist to three full-time subspecialist physician radiologists. Mayo has also replaced the MRI and CT scanners with state of the art equipment.

“Both as health care professionals and as members of the Albert Lea community, we are excited to be able to offer the best in medical imaging and look forward to providing future updates as Mayo Clinic continues to invest in our Albert Lea medical campus,” Cole said.