NorthCrest Providing Digital Mammography

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (September 2, 2009) – NorthCrest Medical Center has expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of a new Selenia™ digital mammography system from Hologic®.

Digital mammography will allow NorthCrest’s Medical Imaging Department to provide its patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Digital mammography allows the radiologist to view the x-ray image more closely zeroing in on suspicious or concerning areas, enabling them to make immediate decisions about additional images. Digital mammography takes less than half the time of traditional film-based exams and the radiologist may review the images while the patient is in the examination room.

In conjunction with the digital mammography unit, NorthCrest is will continue offering Computer-Aided Detection. CAD provides a ‘second read’ of the mammogram by a computer. This assists the radiologist in making an accurate diagnosis, like spell check in word processing.

Each and every patient at NorthCrest receives personalized care designed to meet her individual needs. Our staff is highly trained and our equipment is state-of-the art. We are committed to providing exceptional care to the women in our community.

To schedule your test, please call or have your doctor’s office call the NorthCrest Central Scheduling Department at 615/382-6068.

NorthCrest Medical Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been providing compassionate, quality healthcare since 1956. With a mission of enhancing community and patient wellness, NorthCrest provides inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical services to Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. For more information about the services offered by NorthCrest Medical Center, call the NorthCrest HealthLine at 615/384-1600 or visit our website at www.northcrest.com.

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