Fleming County Hospital Now Provides the Latest in “High Tech, Soft Touch” Mammography
Flemingsburg, Kentucky April 11, 2011 - Women who undergo routine mammograms at Fleming County Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Center now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. Fleming County Hospital is excited to feature the state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ digital mammography together with the breast cushion, MammoPad®, from Hologic™.
Fleming County Hospital is very excited to be able to offer the newest technology for breast cancer detection. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern.
In addition to offering superior mammography technology, Fleming County Hospital offers a softer, warmer mammogram by using the MammoPad breast cushion for every patient. MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort, associated with mammograms, for most women. This recyclable breast cushion is “invisible” to X-rays and does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.
By offering women a softer mammogram, Fleming County Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings.
Fleming County Hospital is a not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventative medical care in a caring and compassionate manner to all people who live in, work in or visit Fleming County and its surrounding areas. For further information, please call Joyce Fidler.
Fleming County Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.