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Kent Hospital

Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center

Organization Kent Hospital
Location Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center
1st floor, Kent County Hospital
Beside the Emergency Department entrance
Hours 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Contact Information For an appointment, call Scheduling at
(401) 736-1988.
 

Our state-of-the-art Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center was designed by women themselves to provide the ideal environment for women's health services. The Center provides a separate entrance, confidential registration, individual private dressing rooms which open directly into the exam suites and a soothing environment.

The following services are provided:

  • Breast Health Center.
  • Mammography.
  • 3D Mammography™ technology.
  • Breast ultrasound.
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy.
  • Bone densitometry.
  • Ultrasound.

You will receive personal attention and respect from our certified, experienced mammography technologists and your images will be read by board-certified radiologists.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy (SBB)

This is new technology that helps diagnose breast lesions which are not palpable but which are seen on mammography. Tissue samples are taken using computer assisted x-ray techniques to place a needle precisely within the lesion.

Advantages to SBB include:

  • Done as outpatient procedure.
  • No anesthesia required.

The stereotactic breast biopsy will be performed by a board-certified radiologist who has received additional training in this procedure.

Bone Densitometry

One of every two women past menopause has osteoporosis, a disease characterized by bone loss and susceptibility to fracture. Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable.

A diagnostic tool called a bone densitometer can accurately measure the health of your bones, detecting osteoporosis in its early stages.

Bone densitometry:

  • Takes only 5 to 20 minutes to complete.
  • Involves no injections.
  • Is painless and non-invasive.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body on a monitor screen. It is a very safe, non-invasive procedure.

Ultrasound is used to examine:

  • Breasts.
  • Female pelvis.
  • Abdomen.
  • Thyroid.
  • Vascular system.
  • Pregnancy in all three trimesters.

Kent Hospital's Ultrasound Department uses up-to-date equipment and experienced certified technologists to provide high-quality images for diagnostic use.

The images are interpreted by the department's board-certified radiologists, who promptly report results to your physician.

 

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