Sanford Breast Health Institute has expanded its cancer prevention and screening services to Watertown, opening a satellite location in Sanford Clinic Watertown. Sanford Breast Health Institute Watertown is now offering the most advanced digital mammography technology to women throughout the area.
Sanford Breast Health Institute Watertown is the first healthcare provider in the city to feature full field digital mammography. This advanced system provides patients with the best diagnostic technology in the nation and the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Digital mammography allows the radiologist to view the x-ray image more closely, zeroing in on suspicious or concerning areas.
“We are very fortunate to be able to partner with the Sanford Breast Health Institute to offer the best state-of-the-art equipment in the region,” said Robert Crank, MD, Sanford Clinic Watertown Director of Radiology. “We now provide our patients the best chance of early breast cancer detection.”
In conjunction with the digital mammography unit, Sanford Breast Health Institute Watertown also offers Computer-Aided Detection (CAD). CAD provides a second review of the mammogram by a computer for the radiologist.
According to the American Cancer Society, yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. Women should know how their breasts normally feel and report any breast change promptly to their healthcare providers.
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