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8/21/2018 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 8/21/2018 10:14:11 AM CENTRAL
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Foundation provides NMRMC with 3-D mammography equipment

Chanute will have the first hospital in the region with 3-D mammography equipment after a donation from the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Foundation.

NMRMC Chief Executive Officer Dennis Franks told trustees at Thursday’s meeting that the foundation had made a $148,000 donation. He said the system will become the standard in 2019.

Franks said that the system uses technology called tomosynthesis to scan the patient in a 50-degree arc. A computer assembles multiple images into a three-dimensional form that locates tumors in dense tissue better than traditional 2-D mammography.

In a prepared statement issued separately, Franks said they deeply appreciate the generosity of the foundation supporters.

“This is a wonderful grant and will help keep patients close to home at a facility they know and trust,” he said.

“We are excited to offer this new life-saving technology,” NMRMC Foundation Director Anna Methvin said. “The Foundation Board of Directors is grateful for the generosity and support of its membership in making this donation possible.”