Arizona Breastnet, a full service breast diagnostic center located in Scottsdale, specializing in breast mammography and breast ultrasound, announces the completion of one full year of providing digital mammograms to their patients in the Valley.
"Being one of the first to offer digital in Arizona, we are very pleased with the technology used in the mammagraphy process and the speed and comfort in which it is delivered," states Dr. Belinda Barclay-White, Board Certified Radiologist and founder of Breastnet. This state-of-the-art digital mammography used at Breastnet makes the mammogram experience much less time consuming and more thorough. "We understand the stress that can accompany having a mammogram and we focus on making the experience as stress-free as possible," according to Barclay-White.
Breastnet is one of few imaging centers in the Valley to offer digital because of the financial investment and commitment involved. But the results of using digital are profound.
. Digital mammography is faster
. The radiologists no longer have to wait for films to be developed in the darkroom.
. Quicker results are provided to their patients at the time of their visit.
. The images are spectacular and allow the radiologist to see calcifications more easily, which translates to fewer additional views before a diagnosis can be made.
. Fewer compression views are needed to distinguish normal overlapping tissue from real breast lumps.
"With all the conflicting messages heard by women about the importance of mammograms, all women need to know that a mammogram is still the first most important step in diagnosing breast cancer and catching it early – practicing good breast health is the key," according to Barclay-White.
Arizona Breastnet LLC. was founded in 1998 by Dr. Belinda Barclay-White, who has been practicing radiology in Phoenix since 1983. Breastnet specializes in medical conditions related to the breast. Dr. Barclay-White has gained a reputation as an expert mammographer among general surgeons, breast surgeons, gynecologists and primary care physicians, and has acquired a following of patients in the Valley for whom she has diagnosed breast cancer and other various breast conditions. Patients meet with her at the time of the appointment and she reviews the exam with them so they no longer have to worry, wonder and wait for results.
Arizona Breastnet is located at 8994 Desert Cove Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260. More information can be found at www.AZBreastnet.com.