Digital mammography is proven to be significantly more advanced than traditional film mammography in detecting breast cancer. Because of the denseness of some breast tissue, conventional film mammography typically identifies only 85 percent of existing tumors. Current research shows that the new digital system may enable doctors to identify more tumors earlier.
Why Choose Digital Mammography at Hallmark Health System?
Hallmark Health System is proud to offer women the latest in digital mammography technology in a personal, compassionate environment. We offer state-of-the-art GE technology for the clearest, most detailed digital images available today.
The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is one of over 120 Affiliates across the U.S. and Europe. The mission of the organization is to eradicate breast cancer by advancing research, screening, care, and education. The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable residents in Massachusetts, particularly those who face barriers to care. For the third year, the MA Affiliate is generously funding Hallmark Health System’s program “For the Best Health, Remember Breast Health”. This program provides screening, navigation services, and education to local residents.
Our program, “For the Best Health, Remember Breast Health,” funded by the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is a three-part educational and support program designed to serve the women in our communities. The program will allow the staff of Hallmark Health System to educate young women about the importance of breast health and breast cancer prevention strategies, provide leading edge training to healthcare staff at Hallmark Health’s six local mammography sites and offer navigation services to women in the community needing support in scheduling their annual mammogram.
This program will address and advance the mission of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure group to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing education and screening in 12 of the communities served by Hallmark Health. We are honored to have this opportunity to promote optimal breast health and to serve the residents in our communities.
- Improved outcomes as a result of reduced radiation doses, better visualization of breast tissue and integration with our computer aided technology software that improves early detection by 20%
- State-of-the-art digital mammography machines
- Shorter examination times – often 15 minutes or less
- Convenient locations throughout our local communities
- Newly renovated, private waiting rooms
- Easy scheduling with appointments for screenings made within 2-3 days along with early morning, evening and weekend appointments at most locations
- Caring, compassionate and highly experienced technicians
We offer the most advanced technology available today for breast care and screening. The latest technology coupled with experience and compassion leaves you with peace of mind.
Hallmark Health System mammography facilities possess a valid license and certificate of inspection issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
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