Bringing the best in breast cancer detection to Northern Hospital
Northern Hospital Foundation is in the midst of a campaign focused on improving quality of life by bringing 3D Mammography to Northern Hospital. Also known as Tomosynthesis, this technology will directly increase our ability to detect and treat cancer early, when it is most curable. Families in Surry County would benefit from more accurate information, better outcomes and the promise of a better future.
Our campaign goal is to raise $100,000 of which our Foundation will then match dollar-for-dollar. This would enable us to contribute a sum of $200,000 which would provide Northern Hospital and the families of Surry County with the most advanced breast imaging technology available.
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Why 3D Mammography?
Detects lesions as small as 2mm
Can detect 40 percent more cancers than 2D mammography
Reduces patient callbacks by 15%
Offers 29% improvement in overall cancer detection rates
Reduces false positives up to 40%
Allows radiologists to see masses and distortions associated with cancers significantly more clearly than conventional 2D
Reduces the need for additional imaging in order to better visualize tissue up to 40%, compared to 2D mammography