FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital has added a new digital mammography system to its imaging program.
A FirstHealth spokesperson said the hospital’s GE Healthcare Senographe Care mammography system offers an increased level of patient comfort while simultaneously providing excellent image quality with relatively low radiation exposure.
Pam Duncan, a radiologic technologist and director of Montgomery Memorial’s Imaging Services, said, “Screening mammography is still recognized as the most effective tool available for the early detection of breast cancer, and, according to a landmark study, digital mammography offers even great benefits to certain groups of women.”
The study cited by Duncan comes from the American Cancer Society and says 96% of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years. The Society and FirstHealth recommend an annual breast exam by a doctor for all women age 40 and above.
Montgomery Memorial Hospital president Beth Walker said hospital staff “are proud to be able to provide the women of our community with the most advanced screening technology available to identify cancers early, when they are most treatable.”
Digital mammography exams at the hospital can be scheduled by phone at 1-866-415-2778 or through your own physician.