SMH is now a Pink Ribbon Facility
M. Patricia Cook, RN, MSN, EdD, Vice President of Clinical Services at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway has announced that it now provides the latest in digital mammography screening technology.
Stephens Memorial Hospital has just earned 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.
SeleniaTM 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.
Selenia 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%.
SMH Women's Imaging Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering state-of-the-art digital mammography, SMH 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 the Women's Imaging Center at 207-743-5933.