Net proceeds raised at this event will be dedicated to our Women's Diagnostic Imaging fund.
This year’s Sole-Stice focus will be to raise awareness for the needs of our Women's Diagnostic Imaging suite, including things such as upgrading our current mammography equipment to possibly include 3-dimensional imaging technology (tomosynthesis). When found early, breast cancer is very treatable. The use of enhanced mammography significantly increases early detection.
What is 3-D Imaging?
Tomosynthesis (3D) mammography is a new digital technology that allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time. It uses high-power computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or "slices" – building what is essentially a "3-dimensional mammogram."
“We are able to find cancers that we would not have been able to find with 2D, The 3D exam will often detect cancers at an earlier stage, which typically gives women treatment options and improved outcomes.”
Tomosynthesis may be used in conjunction with traditional digital mammography as part of your annual screening mammogram to capture more breast images. Very low X-ray energy is used during the examination, so your radiation exposure is safely below the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines. 3D mammograms can detect up to 40 percent more cancers than 2D mammograms alone.
Why do we need Enhanced Imaging locally?
How can you help?
In order to enhance our ability to provide this level of care for our local patients, however, we need your philanthropic support. Your partnership is so critical to the delivery of enhanced diagnostic imaging in Ketchikan.
Please consider how you can support our efforts to raise funds for early cancer detection for women (and men) in Southeast Alaska.
Net proceeds raised will be dedicated to our Women’s Diagnostic Imaging fund.
To find out how you can get involved, please contact Bett Union-Jakubek at 907-228-8300 x7383.