Berlin – Atlantic General Hospital will hold an open house Thursday,
November 17, 2005 to celebrate the opening of its new state-of-the-art
Women’s Diagnostic Center. The center’s staff will offer attendees
refreshments and tours of the facility during the event, which will be
held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The open house, including a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m., is
being held in coordination with the Berlin, Bethany-Fenwick, Ocean City,
Ocean Pines, Pocomoke and Snow Hill Chambers of Commerce. The event is
open to the public and community members and local officials are invited
to take part in the ceremony.
About the Women’s Diagnostic Center
Atlantic General Hospital’s new 2,000 square foot facility provides
diagnostic services that span the entire spectrum of women’s health
in a setting that is designed for comfort and privacy. The center, which
offers mammograms, ImageChecker computer-aided breast cancer detection
(CAD), non-invasive Stereotactic breast biopsies, and bone density measurements,
can accommodate same-day appointments.
“We’ve brought new equipment on board which allows us to see
patients on the same day their doctor recommends an exam, “said
Imaging Director Bob Abbott. “That’s a big advantage for Worcester
County women, who no longer have to wait for their diagnosis.”
ImageChecker computer-aided detection (CAD) system This is the first CAD
system approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use with
screening as well as digital mammography. Its software analyzes diagnostic
images, making it easier for AGH’s radiologists to note any suspicious
features that may be indicative of cancer.
Stereotactic breast biopsy
This non-invasive procedure enables AGH radiologists to evaluate breast
tissue samples using a method that causes very little discomfort and results
in minimal recovery time for the patient.
GE Lunar Prodigy bone densitometry equipment
In minutes, this highly sensitive equipment measures bone density and can
identify bone loss at major fracture points. The information collected
provides valuable information to evaluate an individual’s risk of
Advanced mammography services, stereotactic breast biopsy, and fast painless
bone density testing are all administered by caring, professional medical
staff at Atlantic General Hospital. For more information, call 410-641-9215,
or to schedule an appointment, call 410-641-9714.