As a commitment to the residents of Wayne and neighboring communities, a new, expanded Breast Care Center will open June 28 on the campus of Beaumont Hospital, Wayne, 33101 Annapolis St. The $5 million facility, Beaumont Breast Care Center, Wayne, will feature the latest in screening and diagnostic technology, along with expanded services.
Patient volume for breast care services at Beaumont, Wayne has grown 30% in the past five years. Formerly, patients had access to one 3D breast imaging machine, the new center will have three tomosynthesis mammography machines, tripling the screening capacity. Available advanced imaging technologies for breast care will also include:
- Digital mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Image-guided breast procedures
More space, greater access to care
Tammy Scarborough, president, Beaumont Hospital, Wayne said, “Our enhanced breast care center will provide patients with more space, greater access to diagnostic technology, greater access to care, quicker diagnoses and more timely treatments.”
The new center is 6,625-square-feet, more than doubling the size of the former 2,900-square-foot, off-campus site. Along with advanced imaging, the new facility features diagnostic and surgical consultation connected to the hospital and adjacent surgical services. In addition to the three 3D mammography rooms, the center will also have three breast ultrasound rooms, four exam rooms, a dedicated bone density testing suite and a breast surgeon onsite.
Support from capital campaign
“Our new, expanded Beaumont Breast Care Center, Wayne would not have been possible without the generous support of our capital campaign donors,” said Scarborough. “The Beaumont Hospital, Wayne medical staff and employees through the Spirit of Giving Program gave generously. A special thank you to Dr. Donald Conn and the radiologists at Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe and Associates for their $1 million gift. I’d also like to acknowledge Dr. Muzammil Ahmed, chief of staff; Dr. Ashok Jain, chief medical officer; and Brian Madison for their gifts.”
Women should not delay mammograms
Explained Jessica Kaniowski, M.D., medical director, Beaumont Breast Care Center, Wayne, “Our goal is to decrease our patient’s anxiety of waiting. The new center’s advanced imaging capabilities should improve wait times. As a diagnostic radiologist with specialty training in breast imaging, my advice to women: despite the pandemic, don’t delay getting your mammogram. The sooner, the better. A mammogram can be lifesaving. It can detect cancer long before a woman feels a lump.”
Who should have a mammogram:
- All women 40 years of age and older should have an annual mammogram.
- Those with a family history of breast cancer.
- Not sure when to begin having periodic mammograms? Talk to your doctor to determine your risks, and what is best for you.
Dr. Kaniowski added, “A mammogram is currently the most effective method of detecting breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Early detection can make a difference. Breast cancer detected early usually means more treatment options and a better chance of survival. Many women who develop breast cancer experience no symptoms.”
Breast cancer facts:
- About 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
- Most breast cancers, about 85%, occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
- Two risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and growing older.
To make an appointment or schedule a mammogram
- For appointments, call the Beaumont Access Center at 800-543-9355.
- For scheduling a mammogram, visit beaumont.org/mammogram.
To schedule an appointment with a breast surgeon, call 734-467-2670.