BERRYVILLE, Ark.— The Arkansas Department of Health has recognized Mercy Hospital Berryville as a Fully Accredited Mammography Facility. That follows the addition of digital mammography to its Imaging Services department.
Digital mammograms may help spot problems sooner, because the digital file can be adjusted for brightness, size and contrast. That means a doctor can take a closer look at questionable tissue.
“Digital mammography has allowed us to provide improved imaging and detection for our patients,” said Susan Coenen, director of Imaging Services. “Plus, our patients no longer have to drive more than 50 miles to receive digital mammograms.”
The reaccreditation follows a review and case audit by experienced doctors in the field of radiology. Only facilities that demonstrate high standards in quality imaging are accredited.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women, next to skin cancer. It says mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early, while it is in its most treatable stage. Talk to your doctor about when and how often you should have a mammogram.