On Monday 19th August we attended the launch of the digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) which will provide 3-D mammography at Darent Valley Hospital, allowing clinical staff to view breast tissue in greater detail. It is an advanced form of mammography – a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early when it is most treatable.

The equipment will quickly allay fears if a suspected lump is accurately diagnosed as benign and speed up the process – reducing the need for more intrusive investigations before surgery if cancerous cells are detected.

Darent Valley said “We really couldn’t have raised such a fantastic amount of money without the support of our fundraisers, in particular Judith Yarnold, Michele Rodford, David Harbud through his wife Julie Harbud’s Tribute Fund and this year’s Ride4Life Team who rode to Amsterdam, represented by Charlotte Pinder and Lee Rumble who took part and the Head of Business Development Derek Parker from Artic Building Services who helped sponsor the bike ride.”


To read the full article click here https://www.valleyhospitalcharity.org.uk/news/digital-breast-tomosythesis 

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