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Buddy Check 6 : December - University Hospital's Breast Imaging Center

Buddy Check 6: December

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Augusta, GA - University Hospital facing the new year with a new plan for patient care.....how they're planning to make healthcare easier for their patients.

University Hospital's Breast Imaging Center is undergoing a big change.  
They'll continue to provide quality care for their patients, however coming together under one roof will make it more convenient.

Dr. Joshua Rafoth, " this is where we interpret their studies interpret mammogram and MRI's and ultrasound here."

Dr. Rafoth, Medical Director of the Imaging Center, reviews images to make sure breast are cancer free.

Greg Cook, Manager of Breast Health Imaging Center, " with the transition now were gonna focus on breast imaging procedures."

When women walk through their doors, University wants to make this a one stop shop for breast health care.  

Dr. Rafoth, "the efficiency of getting the women taken care of is one aspect, but I think the more important aspect is their comfort level. they come to the same building, they're comfortable with this building, with this facility they faces that they see."

Efficiency isn't the only benefit.....Mr. Cook, "mammography can cause a lot of anxiety, especially when there is a problem that has been detected. and there's a need for follow up to clear that up. so it doesn't help that process when we have patients we have to move all over the hospital, if we can keep them in one place. We hope that we can alleviate some of that anxiety. "

with the possibility of performing nearly a hundred or more procedures a day, the new set up and new technology will help keep things on track.

Dr. Rafoth, "There's a lot of other oddities that we have available now one of which is breast MRI which we interpret here and perform here.
ultrasound is evolving and is a great tool. and then therethere'sr oddities on the horizon."

University Hospital moving into the future with new technology and patient care. If you need information about a mammogram contact university hospitals breast health center.

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