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Digital Mammograms to be Offered at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers on Saturdays Beginning April 4

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two Rivers, Wis. - For added patient convenience, Aurora Health Center, 5300 Memorial Drive, in Two Rivers will offer appointments and walk-in care for digital mammograms from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays beginning April 4.

The facility will continue to offer weekday appointments for digital mammograms.

Weekday appointments are as follows:

  • Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 920-793-6520.

According to the National Cancer Institute, digital mammography is better than film mammography in screening women under age 50, women of any age with very dense breasts, and women of any age who have had their last menstrual period within 12 months of their most recent mammogram.

Digital images have better detail and allow radiologists to manipulate the magnification, orientation, brightness and contrast of the mammogram image.

Compared to film mammograms, digital mammography uses less radiation. It also involves a shorter exam time-approximately half the time of a standard film-based mammography-because it provides instant images rather than waiting for films to be developed.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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