Sun Health Foundation donors recently enabled Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center to purchase two low-dose 3D mammography units for the hospitals breast imaging center, which is part of the Louisa Kellam Center for Women’s Health.
The Hologic 3D Tomosynthesis units provide:
- A greater than 25 percent improvement in overall cancer detection rates – finding 40 percent more invasive cancers than conventional 2D mammography alone
- Better visualization of masses, distortions and asymmetric densities
- A significant reduction (up to 40 percent) in false-positive readings
- Lower dose and faster testing, resulting in less exposure and greater comfort
On a related note, the breast imaging center at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center was recently designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
For all who have donated to the Sun Health Foundation through one of our many programs, THANK YOU. Together, we are making our community a better place.