3D mam­mog­ra­phy ma­chines at RMH

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The Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter has added a sec­ond 3D mam­mog­ra­phy ma­chine and ex­panded hours.

ROME, N.Y. » Rome Memorial Hos­pi­tal’s Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter has added a sec­ond 3Dmam­mog­ra­phy ma­chine and ex­panded ap­point­ment hours to of­fer more op­tions than ever for women to have rou­tine breast screen­ings or im­age guided breast biop­sies.

Rome Memorial Hos­pi­tal’s Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter is an Amer­i­can Col­lege of Ra­di­ol­ogy (ACR) des­ig­nated Breast Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence.

The Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter of­fers a va­ri­ety of mam­mog­ra­phy ap­point­ment hours to meet the needs of busy women:

•Ev­ery­day ap­point­ments 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day

•Ex­tended hours as early as 6:30 a.m. or as late as 7:00 p.m. dur­ing the week

•Fre­quent Satur­day avail­abil­ity from 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For avail­abil­ity of ex­tended week­day and week­end ap­point­ments, call the Cen­tral­ized Sched­ul­ing Of­fice at 315.338.7338.

Im­ages pro­duced by 3D mam­mog­ra­phy have been proven bet­ter at lo­cat­ing breast can­cers while they are still small and more eas­ily treat­able, 3D im­ages al­low ra­di­ol­o­gists to bet­ter pin­point the size, shape and lo­ca­tion of breast ab­nor­mal­i­ties for women of all ages and breast den­si­ties.

Rome Memorial Hos­pi­tal is the only fa­cil­ity in the area that can per­form nee­dle biop­sies guided by the clar­ity of 3D mam­mog­ra­phy im­ages. The 3D mam­mog­ra­phy equip­ment used at the Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter is the low­est dose sys­tem avail­able and does not re­quire any­more breast com­pres­sion than a tra­di­tional 2D exam.

The Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter at Rome Memorial Hos­pi­tal re­ceived des­ig­na­tion as an ACR Breast Imag­ing Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence by earn­ing ACR ac­cred­i­ta­tion in mam­mog­ra­phy, stereo­tac­tic breast biopsy, breast ul­tra­sound (in­clud­ing ul­tra­sound-guided breast biopsy) and breast MRI. Be­ing named a Breast Imag­ing Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence ac­knowl­edges the Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter’s high prac­tice stan­dards in im­age qual­ity, personnel qual­i­fi­ca­tions, fa­cil­ity equip­ment, qual­ity con­trol pro­ce­dures and qual­ity as­sur­ance pro­grams.

For more in­for­ma­tion about 3D mam­mog­ra­phy, call The Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter at 315-338-7027.

PHOTO COUR­TESY ROME MEMORIAL HOS­PI­TAL

Mam­mog­ra­phy tech­nol­o­gists Michele L. Char­bon­neau, left, and Michele L. Rossi are part of the team of­fer­ing an ex­panded sched­ule of ap­point­ments at Rome Memorial Hos­pi­tal’s Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter, due in part to the ad­di­tion of a sec­ond 3D mam­mog­ra­phy unit. More in­for­ma­tion about the Women’s Imag­ing Cen­ter, an ACR Breast Imag­ing Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence, and 3D mam­mog­ra­phy is avail­able on­line at www.rome­hos­pi­tal.org.

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