Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (November 24, 2009)---Botsford Hospital will open the Dr. Louis and Lucille Spagnuolo Breast Center on Friday, November 27. From screening to diagnosis, the center will provide a convenient and comfortable setting for total breast care with the latest technologies.
The Breast Center will bring digital mammography to Botsford, which allows radiologists to review electronic images of the breast using high-resolution monitors. The digital images can be stored easily, copied without loss of any information, transmitted easily without relying on one set of original films, and highlight specific areas of interest by manipulating brightness, contrast and zoom.
In addition to digital mammography, the center will offer stereotactic biopsy and high-resolution breast ultrasound with 3D reformat capability. The hospital campus also offers breast MRI as an additional modality for detection of breast cancer as well as to evaluate the integrity of breast implants.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Michigan women. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 6,000 Michigan women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection is the key to survival. The five-year survival rate among women whose breast cancer has not spread beyond the breast at the time of diagnosis is 98.1%. For those women whose mammograms may lead to a cancer diagnosis, they have the convenience of moving from diagnosis to treatment seamlessly at Botsford Hospital’s Cancer Center.
The Botsford Breast Center will be located in the Botsford Cancer Center located on the Botsford Hospital campus at 27900 Grand River Ave. in Farmington Hills. Hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to Noon. Early morning appointments will also be available for men.
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.
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