How your 3D Mammography donations will help
Every dollar donated to St. Joseph Healthcare stays right here in Maine to help fund both Annual Fund priorities and capital projects.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)
St. Joseph Healthcare is the regional leader in mammography; we were the first to offer digital mammography (now standard care) and currently serve 54% of the market share. Only one other hospital in Maine, York Hospital, provides 3D mammography services. St. Joseph Healthcare would like to again take the lead in bringing the very best in diagnostic and imaging technology to the women of our region.
3D mammography technology provides far more detailed images with hundreds of digital “slices” all within the same amount of time it takes to have a 2D mammogram. There is no increased radiation or discomfort for the patient, and the results are remarkably detailed and thorough. This enhanced, complex system of imaging will help reduce false-positives and the related costs of additional screenings – including the emotional costs to the patient and family. Ultimately, 3D mammography technology will help with the early detection and effective treatment of breast cancer – and save more lives.
Please donate to this great cause.