Mammography

Wooster Community Hospital offers Digital Mammography as a screening tool for the detection of breast diseases in women. As early detection is the best protection. Digital Mammography is capable of detecting cancer one to three years before the development of a lump or the production of any symptoms.

Women with dense breasts are more easily imaged with digital mammography because of the ability to manipulate the images without additional exposures to the patient. Without the need of conventional film processing patients wait time is dramatically decreased. Also with digital mammography the radiation dosage to the patient is decreased by 1/4 per exposure compared to film screen mammography.
Digital mammography also utilizes computer aided detection (CAD) which is an additional reading tool used to interpret the digital films. It is like having a second set of eyes for the Radiologist. It helps the Radiologist by highlighting areas in the breast that may indicate a need for further review.

Breast Health Recommendations

The American Cancer Society recommends:

  • Women over 40 receive an annual mammogram by a healthcare professional, and to perform a monthly breast self-exam
  • Women 20-39 receive an annual mammogram every three years, and to perform a monthly breast self-exam

What to Expect

Technologists at our location utilize the Mammo Pad which helps to make the exam more comfortable for the patient. The mammo pad is made of a sponge-like material which provides cushion and warmth. Women with dense breasts are more easily imaged with digital mammography because of the ability to manipulate the images without additional exposures to the patient. Without the need of conventional film processing, patients’ wait time is dramatically decreased. Also with digital mammography the radiation dosage to the patient is decreased by 1/4 per exposure compared to film screen mammography.

Availability

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

After Work and Saturday Hours

Contact

Call the Mammography Scheduling Department
330-263-8660

Special Services

MRI
MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, state-of-the-art technology utilizing a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the human body without the use of radiation. To learn more about MRI and the benefits of this type of testing please visit the MRI page.

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PET/CT Scan
PET/CT Scan

Wooster Community Hospital offers the most advanced technology in Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Image PET is combined with Computerized Tomography (CT) to create a sophisticated, non-invasive diagnostic study of the biochemistry and physiologic function of the human body. If you would like to learn more about PET/CT scan please visit the PET/CT Scan page.

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Bone Densitometry
Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry is an X-Ray procedure that allows us to measure the density of your bones. Through this noninvasive, painless procedure we can diagnose the early signs of osteoporosis. Using the results of the scan and special software Wooster Community Hospital doctors can determine the steps that need to be taken to protect your bones. For more information visit the Bone Densitometry page.

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Our Physicians
Our Physicians

Wooster Community Hospital employs numerous, top quality physicians. We are here to provide you with a high level of care that is unmatched in the area. Our physicians are passionate about caring for their patients and getting them back on their feet as quickly as possible, taking every precaution to insure it is done correctly and nothing is overlooked. To find a doctor or specialist that best fits your needs visit our Physicians page.

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