Sierra Vista Provides High-Tech, Soft Touch Mammography 
Shannon Downing 
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 
Sierra Vista offers Digital Mammography at Selma Carlson Diagnostic Center 

Women who undergo routine mammograms at Sierra Vista’s Selma Carlson Diagnostic Center have some of the latest in imaging quality and comfort technology available to them.  Sierra Vista features the state-of-the-art Selenia™ digital mammography system, together with the breast cushion, MammoPad®, from Hologic™.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is very excited to be able to offer some of the newest technology for breast cancer detection. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate micro-calcifications and focus on areas of concern. Digital images can also be easily stored and electronically transferred.

In addition to offering advanced mammography technology, Sierra Vista offers a softer, warmer mammogram by using the MammoPad breast cushion for every patient. MammoPad has been clinically demonstrated to reduce discomfort associated with mammograms, one of the leading reasons many women don’t get regular screenings. This breast cushion is invisible to x-rays and does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.

By offering women a softer, digital mammogram, Sierra Vista hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings. Selma Carlson is proud to be fully accredited by the American College of Radiology. To schedule a screening, call 546-7733. Saturday appointments are available.