- The Saint John Women’s Imaging Center proudly announces FDA approval
to now provide 3-D mammography with its state-of-the-art MAMMOMAT®
Inspiration PRIME . This type of mammogram generates a more accurate and
detailed image of the breast, ensuring a more precise screening for breast
abnormalities. This is the first and only location where women can receive
a 3-D mammogram in the Leavenworth and Lansing community.
The 3-D mammogram is done in a pleasant, soothing exam environment for
patients while minimizing radiation and providing physicians with essential
diagnostic information. The MAMMOMAT® Inspiration PRIME from Siemens
Healthcare captures breast images with an X-ray detector that converts
images into a digital picture that can be displayed immediately on the
system's computer monitor.
“We are so excited to provide this state-of-the-art mammography technology
to the Leavenworth community,” said Jodi Fincher, R.N., Saint John
chief nursing officer/administrator. “Women who would benefit from
screenings with this 3-D technology have been referred by their physician
to diagnostic centers miles away. Located in our new Saint John Pavilion,
easily accessible off the 4th Street corridor; there is no reason to travel anywhere else to receive
Unlike film, digital mammograms allow physicians to manipulate image characteristics
such as magnification, orientation, brightness and contrast, which improve
the ability to view specific areas of the breast. With the MAMMOMAT Inspiration
PRIME system, results are produced more quickly, helping to decrease anxiety
In addition to its remarkable technology, one of this system’s most
unique features is the MoodLight that provides a more soothing, comfortable
environment for patients getting mammograms. The color of the lighting
can change throughout the day to various soft pastel shades or stay just
one color that best matches the environment. To help minimize the patient’radiation
dose and exposure time during a mammogram, the Inspiration automatically
selects the appropriate dose for individual patient’s breast characteristics.
To help further ensure patient comfort, the Inspiration applies compression
only as long as the patient’s breast is soft and pliable.
*One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year in America,
which is the most common form of cancer in women. Mammography can help
detect breast tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages.
The Center also offers bone density screening and ultrasound services.
For more information or to schedule a mammogram call 913-680-6260.