As part of the Patient Safety Awareness Week celebration for 2012, the Edward P. Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety hosted a Quality & Safety forum on March 8 featuring a presentation, “New Dimensions in Breast Health: Tomosynthesis”.
Guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Rafferty, Director of Breast Imaging, presented a fascinating look at this new technology, which was pioneered at MGH under her direction. Previously hidden structures can be visualized with the multiple views obtained with Tomosynthesis (3D mammography), providing a new dimension of clarity to breast cancer detection. This means not only better breast cancer detection, but also fewer additional scans, fewer callbacks and fewer anxious moments for our patients. Click to start the video below, and watch her dynamic presentation.
To learn more about the choosing of Patient Safety Stars and the other celebrations during Patient Safety Awareness Week in 2012, we invite you to read the MGH Hotline article from March 9th, 2012.