In early January, 2015, Saint John Hospital will be receiving a new weapon
in the fight against breast cancer, digital mammography. The new digital
mammography equipment is part of an initiative from the hospital designed
to meet women's health care needs in the Leavenworth community.
It will include a renovated area on the first floor of the Saint John Medical
Plaza featuring digital mammography, breast ultrasound and bone density
screening. The new digital mammography equipment will be installed and
operational near the end of 2014 and has the capacity to be upgraded to
Digital mammography equipment is particularly effective for performing exams in:
- Women under age 50.
- Women with dense breast tissue.
- Women who are pre- or peri-menopausal.
Same-day appointments are available for mammograms at Saint John. For more
information call 913-680-6260.