BURGAW – Area women now have an option for receiving digital mammograms in Pender County. Pender Memorial Hospital has added the technology to its outpatient Health & Diagnostics Center in Rocky Point.
Mammograms help detect breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. Women over age 40 are advised to have a mammogram every 1-2 years, depending on family history and other risk factors. Digital mammograms provide computer-generated images that can be magnified and more easily manipulated by the radiologist analyzing the results. The files can also be more easily stored within the patient’s medical record and shared with referring physicians.
“We are very pleased to offer this type of advanced diagnostic technology to our community,” said Ruth Glaser, President of Pender Memorial Hospital. “Our Rocky Point office is a convenient, friendly and comfortable facility that makes high-end care very accessible.”
The digital mammography technology at the Rocky Point facility is the same advanced diagnostic equipment as what is available through New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. The scans are also read by the same group of radiologists.
In addition to digital mammography, the Health & Diagnostics Center at Rocky Point offers bone density scans, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and diagnostic X-Rays. All results are interpreted by Delaney Radiologists and images are stored in the PACS, a computerized image archiving system that allows direct image transmission to local doctors' offices, Pender Memorial Hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Cape Fear Hospital.
For more information on scheduling a mammogram or other diagnostic test at Pender Memorial Hospital’s Health & Diagnostics – Rocky Point, call 910.675.0370