Clearfield Hospital has expanded its health and wellness services with the addition of a state-of-the-art digital mammography system.
This system, GE Healthcare Senographe Digital Mammography, provides physicians with clear and precise all-digital images, rather than images on X-ray film.
What’s more, the system provides the largest field of view currently available, which can be extremely helpful for precision imaging of patients with diverse shapes and sizes.
This is new and powerful technology for the detection and fight against breast cancer. This digital system allows Clearfield Hospital to offer its patients state-of-the-art mammograms that are fast and easy. And it gives radiologists accurate images to use in diagnosis.
Breast cancer is the leading cancer among Pennsylvania women, according to the state Department of Health. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.
There are many advantages to a digital system. It offers an excellent view of the breast, especially near the skin line, chest wall and in women with diverse breast tissue types.
The digital image is ready to read within 10 seconds – there is no longer a wait for films to be developed to be sure the images are usable. Digital mammograms take as little as half the time of film.
For more information about digital mammography at Clearfield Hospital, please call 768-2276 or speak with your physician.