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New Digital Mammography

Roosevelt General Hospital now provides the latest in "high tech, soft touch" mammography. Digital mammography is quickly becoming the standard in breast imaging and is the best tool in early diagnosis, giving patients a much better chance of survival and leading a long, productive life. We've combined full-field digital mammography with a new breast cushion that dramatically eases the discomfort many women feel when they get a mammogram. Selenia ä 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.

Women find many reasons to put off having a mammogram. With Selenia and MammoPad, we will offer an extraordinary experience; softer, warmer mammograms, reduced examination times, and provide results the same day, reducing your patients' anxiety. By combining MammoPad with digital mammography, we now offer a "high-tech, soft touch" mammography experience for women.

Roosevelt General Hospital is a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities. By offering women a softer mammogram, we hope to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings.

Selenia digital mammography offers a number of other practical advantages and patient conveniences. Because there is no waiting for film to be developed it can significantly reduce the time patients spend in medical imaging, as well as reduce the need for repeat exams due to under or over exposure. Digital images are easily stored and transferred electronically to the patient's healthcare provider.

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 survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%.

Roosevelt General Hospital is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering both the MammoPad breast cushion and digital mammography, RGH provides the latest in imaging quality and comfort technology. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call 356.3462. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.