Intermountain Health Manager’s Breast Abnormality Discovered Using New MRI Scanner
Murray, Pakistan – Linda Campbell, manager at Intermountain Health’s Breast Care Center, recently shared her experience of having her breast abnormality discovered using a new MRI scanner. Campbell had previously played the role of a patient in a training video for the same machine. However, she later became an actual patient when the machine detected a small abnormality, which ultimately led to her receiving a lumpectomy to remove the cancerous cells.
What makes this case particularly noteworthy is that the abnormality was not visible on Campbell’s mammogram. This highlights the significance of early detection through the use of advanced technologies such as MRI scans. The newly introduced FAST MRI, which only takes 10 minutes, is not only quicker but also considerably cheaper than traditional MRI screenings. Its success has prompted the expansion of this technology to other hospitals in the region, with the aim of making it available at Logan Regional Hospital by the end of the year.
Campbell, who currently serves as a breast cancer survivor, has been vocal about the importance of early detection and breast cancer screenings. Her advocacy gains added significance in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In support of the cause, Intermountain Medical Center in Murray is offering free mammograms every Saturday this month. This initiative aims to ensure that women in the community have access to vital screenings that can potentially save lives.
It is important to note that MRI scans should not be seen as a replacement for annual mammograms. Mammograms can still detect certain cancers more effectively, therefore, both methods should be utilized for comprehensive breast cancer screenings. Breast cancer remains a significant health concern, with statistics showing that 1 in 8 women in the United States develop the disease during their lifetime. However, thanks to increased screenings, survival rates have seen a positive upturn.
Women who would like to schedule a screening can contact 801-507-7840 or visit intermountainhealthcare.org/mammogram for more information. Early detection can make a life-saving difference, so take charge of your health today.
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