(MINOT, ND) – Fairgoers at this year’s North Dakota State Fair will have a chance to bone up on the latest innovation in breast imaging and learn about the signs and symptoms of an often overlooked form of cancer ñ cancers of the head and neck.
Trinity Health will use exhibit space in Commercial III to unveil its new Wide-Angle True Breast Tomosynthesis system, the most up-to-date 3-dimensional breast imaging system on the market. The 3D system soon will be offered to the public following special training by radiology and mammography staff.
Radiologist and Breast Imaging Section Chief Edward Hanjani, MD, says the 3D system features wide-angle image acquisition that lets physicians detect breast cancer with amazing precision ñ even in cases of dense breast or overlapping tissue.
‘The wide angle creates a 3D picture by capturing 25 images of the breast from many angles in a wide 50-degree arc,’ Dr. Hanjani explained. ‘The images are assembled into a 3D study of the breast so we can see the breast tissue layer by layer in fine detail.’
Also on display will be information about head and neck cancers ñ those that develop in the head or neck region, including the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat, or larynx. Head & neck cancer is the 5th leading form of cancer in North American and the 6th most common form worldwide.
The 2015 North Dakota State Fair begins its nine-day run Friday in Minot.