New 3D Mammography and Sensory Suite coming to Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Spa-like Sensory Suite is the first in the State of Colorado
(CASTLE ROCK, COLO.) Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus is introducing a new way to have a mammogram while offering the latest in mammogram technology. On June 4, 2015, the hospital will begin offering state-of-the art 3D Mammograms. Its the first health care facility in Castle Rock to use the 3D technology. At the same time, the hospital will also unveiling its new Sensory Suite, which allows patients to choose their environment during their 3D mammogram. They can choose from Seaside, Garden or Waterfall. The new Sensory Suite is the first and only one in Colorado and is designed to soothe a womans senses to distract her from the perceived discomfort, pain or anxiety of a mammogram.
Theres always that underlying worry that the exam may find cancer, says Jinnah Phillips, MD, Radiologist and Womens Imaging Specialist at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. For this reason, patients are often very tense and nervous. The idea behind creating a more pleasant and spa-like experience is to take away some of that anxiety.
When patients arrive at the Breast Care Center, theyre given comfortable heated gowns, a warm blanket and a tablet to use as a remote. They can choose to be surrounded by scenes of a garden with birds chirping, a waterfall or an ocean scene with waves crashing on the shore. In the exam room, flat-screen LED monitors on the wall display the soothing videos and photos and project relaxing sounds while the air in the room is infused with a light, calming fragrance. The Sensory Suite engages three of a womans senses: sight, sound and smell.
Statistics show 1 in 4 women do not undergo their annual mammogram out of worry or fear. Dr. Phillips explains by transforming the procedure into a more soothing and calming experience, our goal is to encourage women to get mammogram screenings on a regular basis.You cant change a mammography exam, but you can change the experience of it.
By upgrading from 2D to 3D mammograms, the hospital will now provide the best digital imaging technology available, says Phillips. Not only do 3D mammograms better identify abnormalities and improve diagnostic accuracy, they also increase detection of invasive breast cancer by 40 percent. And, theres a 40 percent reduction in patient callbacks. Early detection saves lives and thats the ultimate goal, says Dr. Phillips.
For more information about mammogram technology visit Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Mammography website.
Photo and interview opportunities
- Still photos and video of 3D Mammography equipment and Sensory Suite
- Interview with Jinnah Phillips, MD, Radiologist and Womens Imaging Specialist
About Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, located just west of I-25 off Meadows Parkway, offers leading medical experts, cutting edge technology and a broad array of clinical services. We are committed to excellence in health care. Castle Rock offers a Level III Trauma Center, 24/7 ER, comprehensive orthopedic surgery, 3D mammography and a full complement of outpatient imaging services. The BirthPlace has quickly become the place to deliver a baby in the metro area. Castle Rock Adventist Hospital offers health care excellence, close to home. For more information visit the Castle Rock Hospitalwebsite. Follow us on Facebookand Twitter.
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