SWEDISHAMERICAN MEDICAL CENTER/BELVIDERE
Services | Digital Mammography
SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere is pleased to be the only healthcare facility in Boone County to offer full-field digital mammography services-the newest technology available today in the fight against breast cancer. Why drive elsewhere, when you can access the latest technology nearby?
Breast cancer affects an average of one in eight women each year in the United States. It is the second-most-common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. However, through early detection your chance for a full recovery is dramatically improved.
Digital mammography has become the standard for the early detection of breast cancer. While compression of the breast tissue is still necessary, the quality of the images is far superior to traditional film screen mammography.
In full-field digital mammography, the electronic images are stored directly on a computer. The radiologist is able to immediately review the images on a high-resolution monitor. He can adjust the brightness, change the contrast and zoom in for close-ups of specific areas of interest. There is less exposure to radiation for the patient, no waiting time for film to develop.
Digital Mammography is especially advantageous for women under the age of 50, who have very dense breast tissue, and women who are pre- or peri-menopausal.
Because our nurse will call you with your results the same day, we offer you peace of mind by not having to wait for results.
To schedule your digital mammogram at Medical Center/Belvidere, please call the SwedishAmerican Center For Women at (815) 391-7676 or send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere is a department of, and is operated by, SwedishAmerican Hospital.