May 7, 2010


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The Maury Regional Women’s Center will be hosting a free luncheon program titled Women Helping Women on Wednesday, May 26, at noon in the Auxiliary Conference Room at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Blair Butler, a radiologist on the medical staff, will discuss DynaCAD magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This new technology to diagnose breast cancer offers higher quality images, aids in diagnosing benign breast disease and assists in treatment planning for breast cancer patients. This is the latest tool added at the Maury Regional Women’s Center to aid in the detection and treatment of breast cancer. This technology complements digital mammography, breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy.

Dr. Butler received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina. He completed a residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

Breast cancer affects nearly 240,000 women in America annually. The American Cancer Society recommends breast MRI as a screening tool for women whose risk of developing breast cancer is 20 percent above average. Risk factors include a family history of breast cancer in a close relative (mother, sister, or daughter), a positive genetic test for breast cancer, and chest radiation for Hodgkin’s disease. For those who meet high-risk criteria for screening, Medicare and most commercial insurance will cover the cost of the MRI.

The public is invited to attend this event. Lunch will be provided. Reservations must be made by calling 931.540.4166.

Women Helping Women is a free quarterly lunch and learn series that addresses health issues facing women today.