Easier, Faster, More Comfortable Mammograms.
At the Women's Diagnostic Center, an advanced digital mammography system makes your mammogram as quick and comfortable as possible. What is a mammogram? A mammogram is an x-ray that evaluates and detects changes in the breasts. Tests include mammography screening to find issues early, and diagnostic mammograms to examine specific areas of concern. Digital mammograms make the process much faster and more comfortable for women.
With digital mammography, you'll experience:
- Accurate diagnoses
- Short breast exam times
- Fast results – ready to read within 10 seconds
- No waiting to develop film and ensure images are usable
- Fewer callbacks
- More comfort
- Superior care
In addition to images that are clear and easy to read, digital systems offer an more detailed view of the breast, especially near the skin line and chest wall, as well as in women with diverse breast tissue types. What's more, if a second opinion is necessary, digital images can be sent electronically to a consulting physician almost instantaneously.
Early Detection of Breast Cancer Is Key
Mammograms are a key part of women’s preventive healthcare. In Illinois alone, breast cancer is expected to affect more than 7,610 this year. Although breast mammograms are among the best methods for early detection of breast cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. indicates that 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had one.
About the System
The Senographe Essential at Pekin Hospital is equipped with the Seno Advantage 2.2 Review Workstation®. This workstation allows physicians to simply, quickly, and easily review your images, including information from multi-modality studies, at a single point of review. Plus, physicians can pull up your previous mammography exams for historical comparison or to check against other types of images, such as those acquired by ultrasound or magnetic resonance, resulting in a more comprehensive view of your medical history. The workstation also simplifies the sharing of information and images with referring physicians and surgeons.
To schedule a digital mammogram, call the Women's Diagnostic Center at (309) 353-0931.