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At the Breast Center in Littleton Adventist Hospital, our dedicated technicians and breast-certified radiologists use the most recent advances in digital mammography technology to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care available.
Our computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system allows for a second reading on all of our studies in order to digitally check the images. This follows the initial results provided by 1 of our 4 technicians who together, have a combined 75 years of experience in mammography.
By use of our CAD system, we are able to produce clearer images in less time via digital receptor. Computerized images are loaded right onto our system monitor, allowing our specialized breast radiologists to evaluate your images immediately. Because of the instant results, you have less wait time and a quicker, more comfortable experience. We strive to make this process as simple and reassuring as we can. We welcome all questions and concerns and will help to provide you with individual, thorough answers. We hope that you leave our Breast Center with a feeling of empowerment and further knowledge of the importance of breast health and yearly mammograms.
Breast Center Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
One Saturday of each month
7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Because breast cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses for women in the United States, it's important that women in the South Denver metro area have access to the screenings they need.
After undergoing a routine mammogram in May 2010, Sue Marcoux, 42, found a lump in her breast. Working within the mother of five's busy schedule, the staff at the Breast Center at Littleton Adventist Hospital performed additonal imaging as soon as possible so Marcoux would not have to wait for results.
Marcoux's first mammogram in 2008 at the Breast Center showed nothing abnormal. Fortunately, an ultrasound revealed that the lump found in the 2010 mammogram was enlarged tissue and not cancerous. Now, Marcoux undergoes mammography screenings every six months to promote early detection if cancer should develop.
"From a woman's perspective, the possibility of having cancer can cause immediate stress and worry," says Marcoux. "Littleton Hospital's ability to schedule my tests and deliver results in a timely manner allowed me to avoid unnecessary anxiety."
What does NAPBC Accreditation Mean To You?
Littleton Hospital was recently awarded NAPBC accreditation. This accreditation is the gold standard for breast care. NAPBC evaluates strengths across a wide spectrum of services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, pretreatment, staging, cancer treatment, and rehabilitation. This commitment from the Littleton Hospital team provides women in the South Denver metro area with comprehensive breast care, close to home.
From the May 2011 issue of Your Health, Your Hospital.
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