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Casey Hospital installs new mammography system

February 17, 2022

Casey County Hospital, a 24-bed, acute care, critical access hospital (CAH) located in Liberty, announces that they’ve recently installed Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corporation’s ASPIRE Cristalle digital mammography solution featuring Digital Breast Tomosyntheses (DBT) technology.

DBT, also known as 3D mammography, is a state-of-the-art form of breast imaging that uses a low dose x-ray system to create three-dimensional images of the breasts, which can help radiologists better visualize lesions that can be obscured between varying layers of breast tissue and improve their ability to visualize and diagnose breast cancer.

“Using DBT makes it easier for radiologists to detect breast cancer early,” said Dr. Shane DeSimone, radiologist at Casey County Hospital. “As an acute care, critical access hospital that is passionate about advancing breast health care and patient outcomes in the community, we’re happy to work with Fujifilm to provide our patients with a breast imaging solution that is designed to noticeably enhance patient comfort, improve visibility to enable diagnostic confidence, reduce callbacks, and improve the overall patient experience.”

With DBT technology, patients can experience a noticeable improvement in comfort during procedures with Fujifilm’s patented, flexible comfort paddle design, which provides gentle and even compression that is designed to adapt to patient curves to minimize discomfort.

Statistics from the American Cancer Society indicate that breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The society also reported that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime, and the stage at which breast cancer is detected influences the patient’s chance of survival.

“The most effective method to detect breast cancer early is through yearly mammograms, and both hospitals and medical imaging facilities know it’s critical to have the latest advanced technology in place to detect potential cancerous tumors for optimal care of their patients,” said Christine Murray, Women’s Health Product Manager, Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corporation. “Casey County Hospital’s upgrade to 3D mammography serves as a testament to their commitment to improve the overall quality of life in their community and surrounding areas.”

Located at 187 Wolford Avenue, Casey County Hospital offers mammograms to patients Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Patients can begin scheduling their mammograms and book their appointments by calling 606-787-6275, ext. 1157.