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Hospital Aquires New Digital Mammography System

May 12, 2009

Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital has acquired a new all digital mammography system that enables its physicians to detect and diagnose breast cancer in patients with confidence. The innovative digital system provides outstanding image quality and clear, highly detailed images of the breast. The system is equipped with Computer Aided Detection (CAD) software that is an important tool that highlights the areas of a mammogram warranting closer inspection. Oak Hill Hospital’s new Senographe® DS full-field digital mammography system is one of the most modern pieces of mammography equipment available to patients today.

Oak Hill Hospital’s physicians and the patients are the first in the in our community to have a new and powerful tool in the detection and fight against breast cancer. This new, all-digital system is revolutionizing breast care by providing patients with mammograms that are fast, easy and comfortable, while providing our physicians with highly detailed images to use in the diagnosis.

The system has a patient-centric design and intuitive controls that allow the technologists who perform the exams to focus on the patients, making the mammogram a comfortable and easy experience.

The system allows physicians to quickly and easily review patient images, including information from multi-modality studies, at a single point of review. Physicians have the ability to pull up a patient’s previous mammography exams for historical comparison or for comparison against other types of images, such as those acquired by ultrasound or MR, resulting in a more comprehensive view of a specific patient’s medical history. The workstation also simplifies the sharing of information and images to referring physicians and surgeons.

The computer aided detection (CAD) component acts as a radiologist’s “second pair of eyes” when reading a mammogram. Similar to a spellchecker system on a personal computer, this technology has the potential to detect findings that might otherwise be overlooked during the review process, thus improving the opportunity for cancer detection. CAD technology is especially effective in identifying micro-calcifications in the breast, some of which can indicate an early malignant process.

About Oak Hill Hospital:
Oak Hill Hospital is now celebrating 25 years of compassionate care to the community. Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984. It is the largest hospital in Hernando and Citrus County (204 acute care beds) and offers Hernando County’s only comprehensive heart program, including open heart surgery. Approximately 300 physicians, 900 associates, and 300 volunteers comprise Oak Hill Hospital’s health care delivery team.

Oak Hill has achieved distinction as the:

  • First and only Chest Pain Center in Hernando and Citrus County accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
  • First primary stroke center to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission in Citrus and Hernando County.
  • First hospital in the area to be recognized as an accredited cancer institute by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

It is located at 11375 Cortez Boulevard, Spring Hill, 1.9 miles east of US 19 on State Road 50. For more information about this release, please call (352) 597-6383 (Hernando) or (352) 628-6441 (Citrus).

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Marketing & Public Relations Contact:
Richard Linkul
(352) 597-6383