Everyday, we learn more about breast cancer and how to win the battle. One fact is very clear-early detection is a distinct advantage. Fortunately, breast cancer is highly detectable through digital mammography screening. If breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. The earlier it’s treated, the better your chance of survival.
Life-saving technology has never been more convenient. Our new state-of-the-art digital mammography system is twice as fast as conventional film-based mammography. This powerful, new technology also delivers highly detailed images for a more accurate diagnosis. In fact, our digital mammography detects up to 28% more cancers in women 50 and younger and in “difficult-to-image” categories, compared to traditional screen-film mammography.
River Park Hospital is staffed with a highly, qualified, nationally board certified, credentialed Mammography Technologists. RPH offers every woman the new Mammo-Pad: a soft foam pad that provides cushion between you and the mammography machine. Mammograms provide comfort for an entire lifetime. Early detection can save your life. Take a moment for yourself and schedule your mammogram today. Call (931) 815-4176 to schedule your mammogram today.
Mammogram Grant Program
This is the fourth year for River Park to receive grant money from the Upper Cumberland Komen affiliate. “Over the past two years we’ve been able to provide well over 100 free mammograms and have educated hundreds of community members through the program,” said project coordinator, Ashley Wright. “This year we’ve requested enough funds for 90 mammograms and two special community events in the fall to promote breast cancer awareness.”
Program goals include community breast cancer awareness, free breast screenings and diagnostic services to underserved women in the community, and to encourage all women to have their annual mammograms, starting at age 40. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Warren County had the second highest breast cancer related mortality rate of all Tennessee counties between 2000 and 2004.
To learn more about how River Park Hospital is serving the needs of women and their families, the mammogram grant program and guidelines, or to schedule your appointment, call (931) 815-4485, Monday through Friday.
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Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program
Our mammography program meets all of the guidelines set by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA.) More than 9,000 FDA-certified facilities nationwide work to uphold the goal of the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 as amended in 1998: to ensure the safety and reliability of mammography and help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Click here to find out more about this important mammography program.
To find out more about what it means when you choose an ACR facility, click here. Facilities with this logo are Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence. They have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy.