Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

August 6, 2013

He was ahead of his time; may the quality of his work continue

Ten years ago I had an appointment with the chief of surgery at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center to discuss the results of my mammogram.

He asked me where I had the mammogram done. I told him that Dr. Dan Jackson did it at the Imaging Center.

He was very impressed, “It’s a digital mammogram and there’s only four or five of these machines on the east coast!”

Dr. Jackson was ahead of his time, again, and had to switch from interpreting film to interpreting digital mammography which required some additional training.

I was lucky because the tumor was very small and detected so early that the only procedure I needed was a lumpectomy and radiation.

Not only did Dr. Jackson stay on top of the latest technology, he gave his patients immediate interpretation of their test results, comparing previous X-rays, scans, etc. if they existed.

Now he is retiring.  His state of the art equipment will go to the Western Maryland Health System, where I hope they will continue the practices and precedents set by Dr. Jackson in his radiology practice.

Thank you, Dr. Jackson. We shall miss you.  

 Judith Thelen, PhD

Bowling Green

 

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