The Shaw Center’s Breast Health Center of Excellence program offers screening and diagnostic digital mammography and breast ultra-sound as new on-site services in our practice.
The Shaw Hologic Selenia Dimensions unit for digital mammography with breast tomosynthesis imaging capabilities is available now for the women of our community.
The mission of the Shaw Breast Health pro-gram is the prevention and cure of breast cancer using the latest advances in medical technology. Our certified technologists and women’s imaging radiologists are committed to provide our community and our patients with the highest level of service.
Utilizing state-of-the art- technology, we fight breast cancer with knowledge and compassion.
Early detection is vital in the fight against breast cancer. Our goal is to take the fear out of breast cancer screening. Digital Mammography is our best tool. From the moment you schedule your appointment to the delivery of your exam results, our highly skilled staff is focused on providing you with a personal and positive experience. Our unique patient-centric facility offers a comfortable and inviting environment. Experience the Shaw difference and become part of the fight against breast cancer.
Call today to schedule your exam. On-line appointments can also be requested through our secure patient portal at www.shawcenter.com.
The Shaw Difference
Exceptional Image Quality
Image Quality is the key to early detection. We never stop looking for ways to push our breast imaging technology forward, and the Selenia Dimensions system is no exception.
Selenia Dimensions uses a direct conversion detector, elimination the need to convert x-rays to light. The result is exceptionally sharp digital images that allow our physicians to visualize the finest details.
Minimum Patient Dose
Our High Transmission Cellular (HTC) grid technology delivers higher contrast images by significantly reducing radiation scatter from all directions without increasing patient dose.
A tungsten x-ray tube with rhodium and silver filters reduces radiation dose to the patient as much as 30 percent, while maintaining superb image and contrasts. The innovative use of silver filtration provides better penetration of larger breasts at a balanced radiation dose and without increasing exposure time, while the proven rhodium filter is the ideal selection for all other breast sizes.
MORE COMFORTABLE for the Patient
Indented spaces on the side of the gantry give patients a natural spot to place their hands during the exam, making MLO positioning easier for the technologist and more comfortable for the patient.
Shaw physicians understand that women today live busy lives. We can schedule your mammogram on the same day as your annual check-up to accomplish comprehensive screening in one simple visit.
Breast Cancer Early DetectionEarly detection is vital in the fight against breast cancer. 1 in 8 women will have a personal encounter with Breast Cancer in their adult lives.
Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated. Screening tests can find cancer early, when it’s most treatable.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® recommends that you:
1. Know your risk
3. Know what is normal for youSee your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes: