Dr. Morgan to discuss new 3-D mammo technology at Dine with the Docs

February 9, 2018

Dr. Morgan to discuss new 3-D mammo technology at Dine with the Docs

Did you know that, in the United States, nearly 40 million mammograms* were performed last year? Successful treatment of breast cancer depends on early diagnosis and mammography plays a major role in early detection. In fact, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, mammograms can find 85 to 90 percent of breast cancers in women over 50 and can discover a lump up to two years before it can be felt.

This month’s Dine with the Docs features Robert E. Morgan, M.D., Radiologist, who will discuss the importance of mammograms and the arrival of the newest 3-D Mammography technology in our area.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13, in the Conference Center at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on the basement level of the East Tower.  A complimentary dinner will be provided by the hospital in Chatters Café at 5:30 p.m. and the program will follow at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and presentation.

According to the American Cancer Society, overall breast cancer death rates decreased 36% from 1989 to 2012. The decline in mortality has been attributed to both improvements in breast cancer treatment and early detection. Fortunately, patients now have access to the most advanced technology in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) at The Imaging Center. According to breastcancer.org, breast imaging such as this can improve cancer detection by 40 percent, and finding breast cancer early reduces your risk of dying from the disease by 25 – 30 percent.

Dr. Morgan’s presentation will include important information about the new technology, how it works, how it can help patients all over the region. A question and answer session will follow the program.

Dr. Morgan earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta.  He completed his Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in FT. Lewis WA. After serving more than twenty years as a radiologist in the military, Dr. Morgan served as Assistant Medical Director, Imaging Services for Columbus Regional Medical Center, and also was Radiology

Practice Leader for Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Kuwait, and Consultant Radiologist at Al-Adan Hospital.

Dr. Morgan is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

“Dine with the Docs” is a regular monthly program series developed to educate interested persons regarding important health issues.  The programs are sponsored as a public service by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Lake Cumberland Chapter of Senior Friends.  For more information or to make required reservations, call 606-678-3274.

*MQSA National statistics - FDA