Digital Mammorgraphy Suite Coming To St. Joseph Jessamine

Feb 8, 2013

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is planning to create a state-of-the-art digital mammography suite at St. Joseph Jessamine using money gifted by the RJ Corman Railroad Group.

St. Joseph Jessamine
St. Joseph Jessamine

Barry Stumbo, president of the foundation, says there are about 570 deaths in Kentucky each year due to breast cancer and St. Joseph saw a need in Jessamine County.

"We're hoping to be able to see over 10,000 patients in the next 10 years with this digital mammography equipment, so I think it's going to be a very valuable tool in detecting cancer at an early stage," he says.

Unlike old film mammograms, digital mammography allows doctors to use computer analysis to study the results. The process also provides more views of each breast and involves less radiation. The new equipment will be in place by March. A formal grand opening will take place in April.

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A new digital mammography suite is coming to St. Joseph Jessamine thanks to a financial gift from the RJ Corman Railroad Group. Barry Stumbo, the president of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, says there are more than 3,000 cases of invasive breast cancer in Kentucky diagnosed annually.

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Unlike film mammograms, digital mammograms allow radiologists to use computers to analyze results. Completion of St. Joseph Jessamine’s new suite is expected in March – with a grand opening set for April.