3-D Digital Mammography at KCH

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The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital has provided the community with a 3-D digital mammography unit which is located in the Knox Medical Pavilion.

The new digital tomosynthesis unit was purchased with funds raised in 2015 as part of The Foundation’s 2-year Your Family. Your Health. Your Hospital. campaign. A second piece of breast imaging equipment will be purchased at the end of 2016. Digital tomosynthesis of the breast is different from a standard mammogram in the same way a CT scan of the chest is different from a standard chest X-ray and creates a 3-dimensional image of the breast by taking multiple X-ray pictures from many angles.

"We are very fortunate to have 3-D Digital Mammography at Knox Community Hospital—a superior breast imaging technology often found only at the nation's largest hospital centers,” said Dr. Robert Konstan, Diagnostic Radiologist at KCH. “Digital tomosynthesis provides more precise and accurate imaging of the breast. It reduces screening recalls due to normal tissue superimposition. 3-D Digital imaging enhances detection of invasive breast cancer at an earlier stage.  This allows prompt delivery of treatment and, most importantly, improves survival of those with breast cancer. We are excited to bring this new technology to our community and continue the fight against breast cancer."

For more information about The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital, please contact Lori Wilkes at 740.393.9602 or by email at Lori.Wilkes@KCH.org.

 


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A community-owned, 99-bed, not-for-profit hospital, Knox Community Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services delivered by highly credentialed professionals using the latest technology.  KCH is Joint Commission accredited. www.KCH.org