From staff reports
Clarion Hospital has begun a fundraising campaign for new three-dimensional mammography equipment.
The hospital hopes to raise $400,000.
“Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool used to improve the early detection of breast cancer,” said Dr. Albert Barrett, radiologist at Clarion Hospital.
Myers said 3-D mammography takes images of the breast in slices from many angles, and it provides a detailed view of dense breast tissue, making it easier to detect size, shape and location of any abnormalities.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health Cancer Registry, from 2013 to 2015, there was a more than 60 percent increase in breast cancer instances in Clarion County.
Details about how to make a donation is available by calling John Stroup, executive director of the Clarion Hospital Foundation, at (814) 226-1257.