Brookwood Baptist Medical Center to Install New Breast Imaging TechnologyNov 15, 2022
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Nov. 15, 2022 – Brookwood Baptist Medical Center will soon install a new FDA-approved breast imaging system known as the Koning Vera Breast CT. Upon installation, Brookwood will become the first hospital in the state of Alabama where this technology is available.
Unlike whole-body CT scanners, the Koning Vera Breast CT is a smaller and faster device dedicated only to the breast that produces a true three-dimensional image of the breast tissue without uncomfortable or painful compression, and with a similar radiation range to diagnostic mammograms.
To utilize the Koning Vera Breast CT, a patient lies on the table face down with one breast suspended in an opening while the imaging device rotates one time about the breast in seven seconds. The patient would then shift to the other side and have the second breast scanned in seven seconds as well.
The machine will then develop isotropically accurate images of the breast, allowing for the detection of early-stage cancers.
“We’re thrilled to be the first hospital in the state to partner with Koning in bringing this innovative piece of medical technology to our hospital and the patients we serve,” said Brookwood CEO Jeremy Clark. “Having the ability to detect cancer earlier and quicker will undoubtedly help us save lives.”
The Koning Vera Breast CT machinery will be delivered to Brookwood in December and will become available to patients in January.