National Mammography Day
Friday, October 18, 2019, is National Mammography Day. We are celebrating by holding a “pink day” in order to raise money and awareness. All day, we will be wearing pink shirts, tops, and accessories and encourage everyone to join us! Our Radiology department will be accepting $2 or more donations to support breast cancer awareness. All proceeds will go to the Janell LaCombe Fund.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. Since its beginnings, it has been focused on educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health by practicing regular self-breast exams to identify any changes, scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms with their healthcare provider, adhering to prescribed treatment, and knowing the facts about recurrence.
On this day, or throughout the month, women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment. Come and talk to our Radiology department and see why our services are unparalleled.
Friday, October 18, 2019, is National Mammography Day. We are celebrating by holding a “pink day” in order to raise money and awareness. All day, we will be wearing pink shirts, tops, and accessories. Our Radiology department will be accepting $2 or more donations to support breast cancer awareness. All proceeds will go to the Janell LaCombe Fund.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital is excited to now offer 3D Mammography exams. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, these exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decrease the number of women asked to return for additional testing.
CT has become an indispensable exam for a variety of conditions, which makes it even more important for patients to be aware of radiation dose over time. We now offer advanced imaging capabilities that feature high-quality, low-dose diagnostic exams with our new Philips Ingenuity CT scanner to help enhance patient care.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital’s primary goal is to always deliver high-quality care to our patients, which is why we use advanced, digital mammography technology. With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast using special high-resolution monitors.
On October 19, 2012, the Pointe Coupee General Mammography Department had their annual Food and Drug Administration inspection. This inspection entails a review of the previous twelve month's Quality Control and Quality Assurance departmental data. Brandi Guidroz-Werchan, Lead Mammographer/QC Technologist, and Alana Moore Smith, Staff Mammographer/QA Technologist, perform testing and complete paperwork on a daily basis in preparation for this annual inspection.
Baton Rouge Radiology Group (BRRG) will now be providing radiology services for Pointe Coupee General Hospital. Since 1951, BRRG has earned the distinct reputation as the leader in accurate diagnostic imaging and prompt reporting. The group consists of 25 highly trained specialized radiologists.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital now provides a new product that dramatically eases the discomfort many women feel when they get a mammogram. The FDA-cleared foam cushion, called MammoPad, creates a softer, warmer mammogram. Pointe Coupee General Hospital is a certified Softer Mammogram Provider, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities.
Patients can expect shorter and more definitive exams Pointe Coupee General Hospital announced today the addition of a state-of-the-art multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner to their facility.