Comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Center At Doctors Hospital

Thursday 07th, October 2010 / 20:43 Published by

Women who undergo routine mammograms at Doctors Hospital now have the latest in diagnostic technology available to them through Digital Mammography, obtainable through the Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center featuring Breast MRI, 3-D Breast Ultrasound and Digital Mammography.

With its Comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center, Doctors Hospital has developed for its patient’s one of the most comprehensive approaches to women’s breast health with physicians and health care professionals who strive to offer timely and comprehensive diagnostic care.  The top priority is to help patient’s access high quality breast care services as easily as possible, in a timely manner, with the latest technology.

The first healthcare provider in the Region to feature the state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ digital mammography together with the breast cushion, MammoPad® from Hologic™, Doctors Hospital now offers the latest in digital mammography screening technology.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer.  Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; all women over the age of 40 are encouraged to get their mammograms.  It is now very little discomfort, more convenient, and is completed in shorter examination time.

Selenia digital mammography incorporates revolutionary imaging technology that provides incredibly sharp breast images. The images appear on the technologist’s monitor in a matter of seconds, there is no waiting for film to develop, which means less time in the breast imaging suite for patients. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can now magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate micro calcifications and focus on areas of concern.

Selenia digital mammography offers a number of other practical advantages and patient conveniences – lower radiation dose, shorter exam time, less repositioning, immediate results, and computer aided detection. Because there is no waiting for film to be developed, it significantly reduces the need for repeat exams due to under or over exposure. Digital images are easily stored and transferred electronically, eliminating the dependency on one set of original films, which can be misfiled or lost in transit

In addition to offering superior mammography technology, Doctors Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center offers a softer, warmer mammogram by using the MammoPad breast cushion for every patient. MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort, associated with mammograms, for most women. Because the breast cushion is “invisible” to X-rays, it does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.  By offering women a softer mammogram, Doctors Hospital hopes to increase the number of women who follow recommendations with regular screenings.

JCI Accredited Doctors Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center maintains a high standard of clinical quality. Services are dedicated to women and centered on their needs and concerns. Doctors Hospital is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering digital mammography, 3-D Breast Ultrasound and Breast MRI as well as percutaneous core needle biopsy and wire localization of non palpable lumps the hospital provides the latest in imaging technology in the Region. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact the Imaging Department at Doctors Hospital at (242) 302-4662.

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