NMC em­ployee passes ad­vanced reg­istry

Ra­di­o­logic tech highly qual­i­fied in breast ul­tra­sound

The Covington News - - Local News -

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.

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Top notch: Melody Fisher re­cently passed her Amer­i­can Reg­istry for Di­ag­nos­tic Med­i­cal Sonog­ra­phy ad­vanced reg­istry in Breast Ul­tra­sound.

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