DELIVERY OF ULTRA SOUND MACHINE WORTH 70,000 EUROS
HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE AND LIFELINE CHICAGO GAVE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT TO THE INSTITUTE FOR ONCOLOGY AND RADIOLOGY OF SERBIA
Belgrade, 27 February 2012 – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine and Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organization with the support of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia delivered today a Zonare new generation Ultrasound machine worth 70,000 Euros to the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia.
At the press conference held at the institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia besides HRH Crown Princess Katherine speakers there were also Dr. Jugoslav Kelecevic, Advisory to the Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Davor Radosavljevic, Deputy Director of the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia and Dr. Biljana Jakovljevic, Head of the Department for Breast Imaging.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine emphasized: “Serbia is struggling with mortality rates with patients suffering from all types of cancer. Breast cancer is a leading malignancy of women in Serbia, with the incidence rate being close to the average rate for European countries. At the same time the mortality rate from breast cancer in Serbia is among the highest in Europe. Due to this fact it is of great importance for all of us to contribute in the best way we can in order to provide conditions for our doctors. This valuable donation is provided thanks to the great help of Lifeline Chicago and its supporters that continuously contribute to humanitarian endeavors for the benefit of people of Serbia“.
The Zonare Ultrasound machine is needed for examining women with lesions requiring aditional imaging after mammography or initial examinations in younger women. What is particularly important is the use of this machine and the additional equipment for the image-guided core biopsy of non-palpable lesions.
Thanks to this donation, ultrasound guided breast core biopsies will be performed at the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, which enables faster and painless diagnostics in outpatient conditions.