Bosom Buddies donates to Breast Center
EASTON — Bosom Buddies Charities Inc. recently presented the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health with the second installment of their $62,700 pledge for the purchase of upgraded equipment related to 3D mammography.
When the center started using 3D mammography, physicians and radiologist were able to see more definitive areas of concern in the breast more clearly. However, the scale and size of these findings made it very difficult to see them on the current stereo imaging grid, as it is over 10 years old. Upgraded equipment would include a new camera, software, autoguide, table top pad and lateral probe guide that would allow the clinical staff to improve visualization of these smaller lesions and provide better diagnosis for patients.
The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center provides services for breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and support enabling women to make informed decisions about their care and treatment plan when faced with this diagnosis. For more information, visit umshoreregional.org/ breast_center.
Bosom Buddies Charities, a non-profit organization, was established in Queen Anne’s by Susan Ponchok and is now chaired by Biana Arentz. The group has donated over $1.5 million in the past 11 years to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing. To learn more visit, www.bosombuddiescharities.com.
From left, Gary Bigelow, former Regional Director of Imaging; Kate Lytle; Jodie Gray, director, Bosom Buddies Charities; Roberta J. Lilly, MD, Medical Director of the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center; Karen White, treasurer, Bosom Buddies Charities; Claudia Boldyga, director, Bosom Buddies Charities; and F. Graham Lee, Vice President, Philanthropy.