Now Providing Digital Mammography
Released: March 30, 2011
Pratt, KS – Pratt Regional Medical Center has announced that it now provides the latest in mammography screening technology. Pratt Regional Medical Center is now a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities. By offering women digital mammograms, the facility hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings.
Selenia™ digital mammography incorporates revolutionary imaging technology that provides incredibly sharp breast images. The images appear on the technologist’s monitor in a matter of seconds, there is no waiting for film to develop, which means less time in the breast imaging suite for patients.
Digital mammography offers a number of other practical advantages and patient conveniences. Because there is no waiting for film to be developed it significantly reduces the need for repeat exams due to under or over exposure. Digital images are easily stored and transferred electronically, eliminating the dependency on one set of original films, which can be misfiled or lost in transit
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%.
Pratt Regional Medical Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering digital mammography, PRMC provides the latest in imaging quality. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact your primary care physician or call 620-450-1494.
Pratt Regional Medical Center is a voluntary, 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 Pratt and its surrounding areas. PRMC will provide care and services without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability to pay. Visit our web site www.prmc.org.