SELECTED: Carrollton Electric Cooperative Inc. selected two area high school sophomores to represent the cooperative at the Washington, D.C., Rural Electric Youth Tour scheduled June 13-19.
Eliza Davis, daughter of Rodney and Connie Days of Carrollton, and Scott Forrester, son of Steve and Michelle Forrester of Hopedale, will join nearly 1,500 other youth from across the country for the week-long trip. Day attends Carrollton High School, and Forrester attends Harrison Hills High School.
Youth Tour teaches students about the rural electric utility and gives students a first-hand look at the activities of government in the nation's capital. The two will get a chance to meet and talk to congressional leaders from Ohio at the U.S. Capitol while visiting sights.
In addition to representing Carroll Electric at the tour, both students will have the opportunity to be selected to serve on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Leadership Council.
This is an annual contest sponsored by the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. and local rural electric cooperatives.
NEW TECHNOLOGY: Weirton Medical Center has announced it is the first and only hospital in the Weirton-Pittsburgh Route 22/30 corridor to offer lower-dose 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis). The technology is the latest innovation in breast cancer screening which offers superior performance to 2D alone.
Led by the Weirton-Pittsburgh Route 22/30 Corridor's only surgeon dedicated exclusively to the breast, Dr. Carol Slomski and radiologist Dr. Eric Balzano, the WMC BreastCare Team was first to offer 3D breast tomosynthesis and now the first in the corridor to offer new technology known as C-View.
This new software creates a 2D image, removing the need for a separate 2D exposure. The elimination of the 2D exposure results in less time for patients under compression and a reduction in radiation. Despite the reduced radiation, the technology still provides clinical benefits of 3D mammography increased diagnostic accuracy and reduced recall rates.
"Lower-dose 3D mammography is a significant enhancement to this game-changing technology," said Balzano.
According to Slomski, "Patients have expressed concerns to me about the level of radiation exposure. This option significantly reduces that concern while still providing the outstanding clinical performance we have come to depend upon from this technology. We are very pleased to be able to offer patients the full benefits of 3D mammography coupled with faster exam times, a lower dose and an overall better patient experience."