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Connally goes digital for women
Women who undergo routine mammograms at Connally Memorial Medical Center’s Imaging Center now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. Connally Memorial Medical Center is the first healthcare provider in the greater Wilson County region to feature the state-of-the-art system, Selenia digital mammography together with the breast cushion, MammoPad, from Hologic.
Connally Memorial is very excited to be able to offer the newest technology for breast cancer detection. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern.
In addition to offering superior mammography technology, Connally Memorial offers a softer, warmer mammogram by using the MammoPad breast cushion for every patient. MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort, associated with mammograms, for most women. This recyclable breast cushion is “invisible” to X-rays and does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.
By offering women a softer mammogram, the center hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings.
Connally Memorial Medical Center is a health care organization that is dedicated to offering high quality, acute health care and preventative medical care in a caring and compassionate manner to build a healthier future for all people who live in, work in or visit Wilson County and its surrounding areas.
For further information, call 830-393-1300 or visit www.connallymmc.org.
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