Twin Cities Hospital has announced the addition of a new option for 3D mammography designed to elevate the patient experience through a platform built to increase comfort and deliver superior accuracy of screenings. Senographe Pristina from GE Healthcare features adaptable paddles and added cushioning to create a more customized, relaxing experience for women undergoing this important routine screening.
“Twin Cities Hospital invested in this new system because we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our community, as well as the overall patient experience. Studies have shown one of the primary reasons women feel anxious or even skip their screening mammogram is the uncomfortable experience,” stated Dave Whalen, CEO of Twin Cities Hospital. “But if women skip their screening mammogram, they could literally be putting their lives at risk. Investing in this new platform was a priority for us to ensure we could address this concern and we’re glad to bring this option to the Niceville area.”
A common issue with screening mammograms is that poor positioning can increase the risk of image problems, which often requires a repeat scan and can also reduce the sensitivity of the mammogram, possibly leading to missed cancers. The new platform at Twin Cities Hospital was engineered to allow women to lean comfortably on the armrests to relax their muscles which simplifies positioning, compression, and improving image quality. The design also improves the technician’s workflow, which improves patient positioning that could lead to faster, more precise exams.
To schedule an exam at our Women’s Health & Imaging Center, please call our scheduling office at (888) 894-2115.