Crouse Health Foundation has received funding of $406,000 from the Saint Agatha Foundation to purchase a tomosynthesis machine for the Hadley J. Falk Breast Health Center at Crouse Hospital. Digital tomosynthesis machines provide 3D mammography tests. The Breast Health Center provided 8,500 3D mammography tests in 2022.
The Hadley J. Falk Breast Health Center was the first facility in the area to provide 3D mammography using digital tomosynthesis. Saint Agatha funds will be used to purchase the next generation of this extremely useful detection equipment. This new equipment will make breast cancers easier to see in dense breast tissue, will make breast screening more comfortable and will provide the lowest possible dose of radiation.
Stephen Montgomery MD, Director Emeritus Hadley J Falk Breast Health Center Crouse Hospital, “We are enormously grateful to the Saint Agatha Foundation for their generous support of Crouse’s Breast Health Program. The new tomosynthesis machine will make it possible to continue to provide our patients with the highest level of care.” Salvatore Raccuia, MD, Medical Director Hadley J. Falk Breast Health Center Crouse Hospital, “We are so very thankful to the Saint Agatha Foundation for their generous gift. This state of the art tomosynthesis unit will help us continue Crouse Health Hospital’s mission to provide the best in patient care with the most advanced equipment available.”