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.
- Breast ultrasound.
- Stereotactic breast biopsy.
- Bone densitometry.
You will receive personal attention and respect from our certified, experienced mammography technologists and your images will be read by board-certified radiologists.
If you have had mammograms taken at other facilities, we will contact the facility and get your prior films sent to the Women's Center for comparison with the new mammograms.
Stereotactic breast biopsy (SBB)
This is new technology which helps to diagnose breast lesions which are not palpable but which are seen on mammography. Tissue samples are taken by 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.
- No scarring or incision line.
- Cost is one-third the cost of surgical biopsy.
The stereotactic breast biopsy will be performed by a board-certified radiologist who has received additional training in this procedure.
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.
- Takes only 5 to 20 minutes to complete.
- Involves no injections.
- Is painless and non-invasive.
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:
- Female pelvis.
- 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.