Digital mammography, particularly when integrated with a Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), can empower healthcare organizations to improve workflow and deliver higher-quality patient care.
For Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois, digital mammography is an integral part of its strategic plan to put the most advanced technology in the hands of staff and deliver the best possible care for patients.
In this digital mammography video from Provena St. Mary’s, hospital administrators, radiologists, oncologists, OB/GYNs, nurses and even breast cancer patients share insight on the benefits of the system.
“Digital mammography allows us to manipulate data generated by mammograms in such a way that gives us more information than we’ve ever had before,” Dr. David S. Lang says in the video.
Benefits discussed in the video include:
- Capability to evaluate even the smallest calcifications
- Earlier detection of breast cancer, which can improve survival rates
- Ability to diagnose patients locally without having to refer them out
- Enhanced information and storage retrieval, and the ability to send data to other institutions
Watch the full digital mammography video to discover more.