Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital Named Pink Ribbon Facility
DERBY, CT (Feb. 13, 2013) – The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital in Derby was recently named a Pink Ribbon Facility for having the latest screening and diagnostic technology available.
The Pink Ribbon Facility distinction is awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities. The designation is awarded by Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women.
Pink Ribbon facilities are digital imaging centers recognized as providing excellence in breast health paired with their exceptional commitment and support to the women of their community. There are only four hospitals in the state with the distinction.
“This recognition shows that the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness is committed to the fight against breast cancer,” said the Center’s Director Denise Barajas, M.D. “By offering the latest technology in mammography, we hope to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. The stage at which breast cancer is detected greatly influences a woman’s chance of survival.”
The Hewitt Center features two state-of-the-art digital mammography suites that utilize revolutionary 3D technology (tomosynthesis), a breast ultrasound suite, and the most advanced system available to perform stereotactic biopsy.
The Hewitt Center’s Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and the ground-breaking tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance.
During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.
Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a higher cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone. Studies have shown that tomosynthesis technology gives radiologist increased confidence with a significant reduction in recall rates.
Located at 300 Seymour Ave. in Derby, The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital combines state-of-the-art technology, a team of highly trained physicians and staff, and a Planetree healing environment to offer our patients a comprehensive range of personalized breast care and wellness services. For more information about the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, call 203.732.1300 or visit www.griffinhealth.org/cbw.