Building upon our investment in and installation of Digital Mammography in late 2011, WCA Hospital and LINKS Charity are now on a mission to raise $350,000 in an effort to enhance breast cancer detection and diagnosis through the purchase and installation of 3D Tomosynthesis within the WCA Center for Imaging & Medial Arts.
The tomosynthesis mammography system is a new method for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Unlike prior generation mammography systems which generate two-dimensional (2D) images, breast tomosynthesis produces three-dimensional (3D) images which are intended to reveal the inner architecture of the breast, free from the distortion typically caused by tissue shadowing or density.
Tomosynthesis images are acquired with the breast held briefly in compression. The examination, which includes a 3D tomosynthesis image in combination with a 2D image, takes only seconds longer than a conventional 2D digital mammogram at a total exam dose within current FDA guidelines. The 3D scan results in a stack of thin high-resolution image slices intended to provide clear rendition of structures in the breast and their spatial relationship with the surrounding breast tissue. The images are displayed on a standard diagnostic workstation for review by the radiologist.
WCA Hospital "Wish List"
If you would like to contribute towards a specific need of the hospital, please click below to open our Wish List showing the current specific needs in each department of the hospital.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible gift (including a Tribute Gift) to support one of the current campaigns above, or would like your gift to be designated for a specific program or department at WCA Hospital, please contact:
Karl J. Sisson, Director of Development
W.C.A. Foundation, Inc./WCA Hospital
207 Foote Avenue, P.O. Box 840
Jamestown, NY 14702-0840
(716) 664-8423, email@example.com
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