Fighting Cancer With Breast MRI Lecture Set For Oct. 3
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
Fortunately, the breast cancer death rate has been declining since 1990, partly because of early detection through mammograms.
Vickie Henegar, director of Takoma Regional Hospital’s Imaging Department, will discuss new technology that is an even better detection tool in a lecture Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the YMCA. The event, which is being presented as part of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” will be held from 10-11 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
“Recent studies have shown that breast MRI is a key tool in detecting tumors,” Henegar said. “Takoma is proud to be the only hospital in our area to offer this potentially life-saving equipment.”
MRI uses magnetic fields rather than radiation to create an image of the breast. “The strength of breast MRIs is the exquisite soft tissue contrast, which helps us better search for malignancies,” she said.
Henegar received her degree from East Tennessee State University.
For more information on this lecture, please call Tina Chudina, community relations coordinator, at 798-8110.