Kankakee,
28
March
2017
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04:29 PM
America/Chicago

Riverside Healthcare Upgrades 3D Breast Biopsy Technology

Dr. Ravi Ramakrishna, Breast Radiologist at Riverside Breast Center
"Personally I have had many patients who have had cancers detected early or only with 3D mammography," said Dr. Ravi Ramakrishna, Breast Radiologist at Riverside Breast Center. "The addition of 3D biopsy will allow us to accurately evaluate these abnormalities, often detecting cancers at the earliest stage. This gift greatly supports our continued ability to provide the best care for patients at Riverside."
Dr. Ravi Ramakrishna, Breast Radiologist at Riverside Breast Center

Ta Ta Trot Organization's generous gift helps more patients receive care locally

KANKAKEE, IL (March 28, 2017) - Riverside Healthcare is pleased to announce the upgrade and implementation of 3D breast biopsy equipment at the Riverside Breast Center, an advancement made possible in part by a gift from the Ta Ta Trot Organization. This newly available technology enables patients to stay in the community, instead of traveling as far as Chicago or Peoria for care. 

Riverside's current 3D mammography technology allows radiologists to find even the smallest abnormalities in breast tissue. The implementation of this new biopsy capability makes it possible to sample the area in question and determine if it is an early cancer or another abnormality that needs to be removed.

Because of their passion for keeping care local, the Ta Ta Trot Organization sponsored one third of the Riverside Healthcare Foundation's strategic capital investment for Riverside's 3D breast biopsy upgrade. Additional funding for the approximate $25,000 investment was provided by community gifts designated to breast cancer care through the Riverside Healthcare Foundation. 

"Personally I have had many patients who have had cancers detected early or only with 3D mammography," said Dr. Ravi Ramakrishna, Breast Radiologist at Riverside Breast Center. "The addition of 3D biopsy will allow us to accurately evaluate these abnormalities, often detecting cancers at the earliest stage. This gift greatly supports our continued ability to provide the best care for patients at Riverside."

The 3D biopsy upgrade increases patient convenience and comfort by allowing for comprehensive care locally, reducing wait times to evaluate abnormalities, and eliminating the need to travel to an unfamiliar facility for biopsies.

Learn more about Riverside's comprehensive approach to breast health by visiting riversidehealthcare.org/breast-health.

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Riverside Healthcare is a fully integrated healthcare system serving the needs of individuals and communities throughout the counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy and beyond. As part of the system, Riverside Medical Center, a 312-bed hospital, provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care and is a nationally recognized, award-winning Level II Trauma hospital with nationally-leading programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery and orthopedics. Its reputation for nursing excellence has made Riverside the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital. Because Riverside's clinical performance ranks them among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, Healthgrades has named them a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award, and Truven Health Analytics presented them with the 100 Top Hospitals® award. Riverside also operates several community, primary and specialty health centers throughout the region. Learn more about Riverside Healthcare at www.RiversideHealthcare.org.