NORTH SHORE MEDICAL INTRODUCES DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY – ONE OF THE FEW HOSPITALS IN MIAMI TO OFFER THIS LATEST TECHNOLOGY 
 
Thursday, 19 April 2007 
 
 
MIAMI, Fla. – March, 2007 – North Shore Medical Center announces it has introduced digital mammography with computer aided detection to its comprehensive scope of services for women.
Women who undergo routine mammograms at North Shore Medical Center now have access to some of the latest diagnostic technology available to them, and North Shore Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in the Miami area to offer digital mammography.
“North Shore Medical Center is very excited to be able to offer some of the newest technology for breast cancer detection,” says Manny Linares, Chief Executive Officer. “Demand for digital mammography is high, and we are pleased to offer the women in our community this advanced technology. Early detection of breast cancer is key and helps save lives and may provide women with less invasive and less disfiguring treatment options.”
With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast, using special high-resolution monitors. The physician can adjust the brightness, change contrast, and zoom in for close ups of specific areas of interest. Being able to manipulate images is one of the main benefits of digital technology.

Another convenience of digital mammography over film-based systems is that it can greatly reduce the need for retakes due to over or under exposure. This potentially saves additional time and reduces your exposure to X-rays. Unlike film-based mammography, digital mammograms produce images that appear on the technologist’s monitor in a matter of seconds. There is no waiting for film to develop, which may result in a shorter time spent in the breast imaging suite.
From a patient’s point of view, having a digital mammogram is very much like having a conventional screen-film mammogram.


ABOUT NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER

North Shore Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 357-bed general acute care community hospital located at 1100 NW 95 Street in Miami. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of its community for more than 53 years. North Shore Medical Center offers a broad range of services, including 24-hour emergency care with Fast Track service, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. The hospital also offers specialized centers, including the C. Gordon Griffith Comprehensive Cancer Center with IMRT and X-Knife Radiosurgery, Intensive Care Unit, Wound Treatment Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and Pain Care Center. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about North Shore Medical Center, visit www.northshoremedical.com.