March 17, 2008 - A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF), in conjunction with the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (UIMCC), celebrated the donation of a breast CADstream unit on Feb. 20, at UIMCC's Outpatient Care Center, as ASLF founder Sandy Goldberg, M.D., presented a $20,000 check to UIMCC CEO of the Healthcare System John DeNardo in recognition of the unit’s arrival and to support continued state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer at the Medical Center.
Event attendees also witnessed a demonstration of the equipment's capabilities.
With the support of GE Healthcare and UIMCC, ASLF facilitated the acquisition of the technology. CADstream technology uses color-coding to indicate areas indicative of breast cancer, and automatically corrects MR images to account for patient movement. The unit reportedly spares patients from an invasive procedure and makes breast MRI more accessible to women.
ASLF, founded in 2002, provides cancer resource and treatment option information, support services, and funds screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured individuals in the greater Chicagoland area. More than 400,000 people have benefited from the organization’s services since its launch, said ASLF.
For more information: www.asilverliningfoundation.org