March 8, 2018 - Inland’s recently added a fourth 3D Mammography unit at our Holy Family Imaging Center in North Spokane. The additional unit, according to Marian Wilkonski, Inland Breast Imaging Manager, “means we will be able to continue to serve the needs of a growing population in the most convenient, timely and accurate way possible.” The additional capacity will mean easier and more convenient scheduling for both screening and diagnostic mammogram patients on the North side.
“We’re excited to be able to offer women greater access to this technology which is now considered the ‘gold standard’ in early breast cancer detection,” said Wilkonski.
A significant research study reported in the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION found that 3D mammography, reveals significantly more invasive cancers than a traditional, 2D mammogram. Invasive cancers are more likely to spread or cause death. 3D mammography also reduces the number of women called back for additional imaging, which reduces patient anxiety and helps lower health care costs.
Affirm Breast Biopsy System with Brevera Imaging Technology
In addition to increasing mammography capacity, Inland Imaging has also acquired the Affirm Breast Biopsy system with Brevera imaging technology. This system allows us to quickly perform breast biopsies using the same imaging equipment we use for regular mammography exams.
The Brevera system delivers essential information quickly and accurately – allowing physicians to make informed clinical decisions with confidence while saving valuable time. In addition, faster procedures can result in a more positive biopsy experience for patients as well.
“We’ve seen a growing number of patients and breast surgeons seeking access to services in North Spokane,” said Kathleen Wilson, Inland Imaging’s Chief Operations Officer. “We will continue to respond by increasing both our capacity to deliver care and access to the technology and tools we need to serve their needs.”