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New Breast Cancer Imaging Technology from Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash.- A local company is developing a groundbreaking new cancer technology, and plans on making sure it keeps the Tri-Cities on the medical map.

Advanced Imaging Technology only has about eight employees.  By this time next year, they hope to have that number above 25.

AIT just received $2.5 million to continue developing their dense breast imaging technology.

The process expands the options for women needing screenings, and even as the company expands, they don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

"That's been one of our mainstays is that we want to keep this technology here locally and we want to do manufacturing as well, so, hopefully this will be the gateway to the world for where we produce and distribute the product," said Michael Hartwig, the company's Chief Financial Officer.

He says about 40% of women have limited screening options, and if successful, that number will drop dramatically.

So far, the technology shows better results than conventional ultrasound.

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