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New ultrasound an advanced tool in breast cancer diagnostics
August 26, 2011
Thanks in part to the Madison County Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Initiative, the radiology department has a new ultrasound machine with the technology to help better diagnose breast cancer.
The new Philips IU22, installed in early August, features clearer images and advanced technology such as elastography. Elastography is an imaging technique that allows radiologists to determine if a lump or lesion is hard or soft. By using elastography, physicians will be better able to determine if a suspicious area in the breast is a tumor or a cyst.
"Now that elastography has been added to our digital mammography capabilities, we have the latest breast cancer diagnostic tools available," said Terri Bissonnette, ultrasound technician at MCH.
Since the Breast Cancer Initiative began at MCH in 2007, the hospital has been able to expand the Battelle Breast Care Center to include digital mammography, stereotactic biopsy, breast MRI, a breast care specialist, and now ultrasound with elastography. In addition, thanks to support from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Battelle Breast Care Center offers Breast Care Clinics, which provide mammograms at no out of pocket cost.
"Thanks to the donations from the community made to the Breast Cancer Initiative, Madison County now has extensive breast care capabilities," said Mona Flax, Executive Director of the MCH Foundation. "It is a wonderful example of how the members of this community take care of each other."