NMC employee passes advanced registry
Radiologic tech highly qualified in breast ultrasound
Newton Medical Center is pleased to announce that Melody Fisher has passed her American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography advanced registry in Breast Ultrasound. Fisher, a Radiologic Technologist, joined the staff at NMC in 2006.
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, involves high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body that help physicians diagnose and treat abnormalities. The primary use of breast ultrasound imaging is to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected by a physician during a physical exam and to characterize potential abnormalities seen on mammography.
Fisher performs all diagnostic breast ultrasounds including ultrasound used to assist with breast biopsies in The Women’s Diagnostic Center.
“Melody has studied very hard for this exam for months and we are proud she took the initiative to gain this expertise,” said Lisa McWilliams, Clinical Manager of The Women’s Diagnostic Center. “The Radiology Department at NMC also counts on Fisher to perform general ultrasound procedures when the need arises.”
Fisher trained in radiologic technology in the U.S. Air Force where she earned certification in mammography and sonography.
“Ichose this field because I have a passion for helping women take care of their health,” Fisher said.
Fisher’s mother and stepmother both had bilateral breast cancer.
“I educate my patients on the importance of breast self exam,” added Fisher, “because early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer.”
The Women’s Diagnostic Center focuses on the early detection of breast cancer with digital mammography, ultrasonography, and stereotactic breast biopsy. The all-female staff includes two dedicated breast imaging radiologists. For more information, visit www. newtonmedical.com or call (770) 385.7800.
Top notch: Melody Fisher recently passed her American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography advanced registry in Breast Ultrasound.