Published on October 03, 2016

The New Women’s Imaging Center Increases Access and Convenience for Breast Imaging Services

(Coatesville, PA, October 3, 2016) --Brandywine Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of its new Women’s Imaging Center. Located just inside the Outpatient Services entrance of the hospital in a new, beautifully renovated space, the Center focuses on one thing: maintaining and improving women’s breast health. For women over 45 years of age, getting a mammogram is the single most important thing to do to allow for early diagnosis of breast cancer. In support of this effort, the new Women’s Imaging Center offers same day 3D screening mammograms for patients who call (610) 383-8760 before Noon, Monday-Friday.*

According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is key to improving the cure rate of breast cancer. “We are excited to offer patients access to advanced screening and diagnostic services in one convenient location,” states Timothy Fox, M.D**, board-certified general surgeon and Medical Director of the Center. “The Center features advanced technology such as 3D digital mammography (tomosynthesis), allowing physicians to detect the smallest of tumors sooner, at the earliest stages of breast cancer when they are most curable.” Also available are breast ultrasound and minimally invasive breast biopsy procedures, as well as bone density screening. Patients enjoy the Center’s larger, dedicated waiting areas and changing rooms, self-service beverage station and more.

A multidisciplinary team specializing in the treatment of breast disease works together with the patient’s primary care doctor to manage the care of each patient. Mammograms are conducted by specially trained technologists certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. A fellowship-trained, board-certified breast radiologist interprets the diagnostic studies and performs minimally invasive biopsy procedures in the Center. For the patient’s peace of mind and convenience, if an abnormality is discovered on an imaging study, a member of our surgical team is available for consultation within 48 hours. Our Nurse Navigator—an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate professional—is also on hand to help guide patients diagnosed with breast abnormalities throughout her evaluation and treatment.

The Center—certified in breast mammography by the American College of Radiology-- is committed to providing the highest quality images, timely interpretations and first-rate service. The Center is open weekdays with extended hours and the second and fourth Saturdays each month.

“Brandywine has expanded its services once again to best meet the health care needs of our community. With our new Women’s Imaging Center on site, patients no longer need to travel outside the local area for quality breast imaging and care,” states Jeff Hunt, CEO of Brandywine.

*For a list of risk factors and American Cancer Society recommendations, visit www.Cancer.org. Appointments must be requested by phone by Noon and are on a first-come, first-served basis. An order from a physician or qualified healthcare provider is not required, but the patient must provide a physician/provider name when an appointment is made. If the patient does not have a physician/provider, a list will be provided for selection. All mammogram reports will be sent to the physician/provider, and the patient is responsible for follow-up. Patients should check with their insurance provider to confirm coverage for a screening mammogram

** Independent member of the Medical Staff at Brandywine Hospital

About Brandywine Hospital
Brandywine Hospital is a 169 licensed bed, private room acute-care medical facility that has provided a continuum of care to the community for more than 100 years. Key services include: cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, behavioral health (adult, older adult), general surgery, robotic surgery, specialized eating disorders unit and wound care. Conveniently located on the Route 30 bypass between Downingtown and Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, Brandywine Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the recipient of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for excellence in acute myocardial infarction, hip replacement, knee replacement, stroke and wound care.