Digital mammography for Rotherham

Medical imaging general manager John Beeston, consultant radiologist Dr Sue Varkey, programme manager Carol Barrass, MIS Healthcare area sales manager Steve Tait and MIS product manager Paula Mullins.


The Chatham Suite at Rotherham General Hospital has installed an Hologic Selenia digital mammography unit and stereotactic biopsy device. Digital imaging provides sharp images of the breast with better contrast.


The equipment incorporates an Hologic stereotactic device called Stereoloc II for taking biopsies when lesions are seen. The biopsy system offers exceptional image quality, pinpoint accuracy and precise target guidance. An image-guided breast biopsy can be less stressful for patients with a reduced risk of complications in comparison to an open surgical biopsy and is a less invasive alternative to surgery with a very high  accuracy rate.


The biopsy can be performed without the need for general anaesthesia with less internal scarring, which facilitates future monitoring and the diagnosis of breast abnormalities.


See the full report on page 7 of the June 2009 issue of RAD Magazine

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