TOMS RIVER, NJ, JULY 6, 2009 –In an effort to accommodate the "working woman," Community Medical Center's Women's Imaging Center is now offering Saturday and "lunchtime" appointments for digital mammographies.
Bill Goodman, director of Radiology Services at Community Medical Center, said, “We know that women today have very busy schedules. Families, work and outside activities can take up a lot of time, pushing those important health tests farther and farther to the back of the calendar. With our new appointment times at the Women’s Imaging Center, we’ve aimed to remove all of those barriers of time and inconvenience so more women will schedule mammograms.”
At the new Women’s Imaging Center, women can park free in the large parking lots adjacent to the building. The entrance to the center is located in the main lobby. “Pre-registration over the phone is available to patients before they even arrive for their test saving them time when they arrive,” Goodman said. Quick service by a dedicated female staff will have patients in and out in no time, he added.
The Women’s Imaging Center utilizes computer-aided detection (iCAD®) for all patients having mammograms. The iCAD System highlights areas for the radiologists to review. This new technology has been shown to assist the radiologist in identifying suspicious areas. A board-certified radiologist then independently reviews each patient’s mammogram, providing the most accurate reading possible.
In addition, the center is equipped with a sate-of-the-art DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) machine, the most sophisticated bone imaging technology available. This machine accurately measures bone mass and assesses an individual’s risk for developing osteoporosis and its subsequent fractures. Treatment recommendations from our radiologists are included in each report to the referring doctor.
The Women’s Imaging Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Most insurances, including Medicare, are accepted. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 557-8150.
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