Mira Women's Imaging to Open in Harrison State-of-the-Art Technology to be Utilized in a Soothing Environment

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Mira Women's Imaging is scheduled to open in Harrison on June 23, 2008, under the direction of founder and director Dr. Catherine Giess. Dr. Giess will focus on the earliest possible detection of breast cancer by utilizing state-of-the-art imaging in Mira's personalized, supportive setting.

Digital mammography offers many benefits over traditional film-screen mammography

Mira Women's Imaging is scheduled to open in Harrison on June 23, 2008, under the direction of founder and director Dr. Catherine Giess. Dr. Giess will focus on the earliest possible detection of breast cancer by utilizing state-of-the-art imaging in Mira's personalized, supportive setting.

All procedures offered at Mira, including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, vacuum-assisted stereotactic and ultrasound guided needle biopsy, will utilize state-of-the-art equipment. A DXA machine, which measures bone mineral density, will be used to identify patients at risk for osteoporosis. Additionally, lateral views of the spine will be used to identify previously unsuspected vertebral fractures, aiding in assessment for future fracture risk.

Mira Women's Imaging will also offer galactography; ultrasound guided aspiration; needle localizations; and second opinion consultations.

"Digital mammography offers many benefits over traditional film-screen mammography" said Dr. Giess. "The technology is particularly well-suited to women with dense breast tissue."

In its 3,468-square-foot space, Mira offers a serene, personalized environment to help women feel relaxed before, during and after mammography. While they wait, women can sit on cushioned chairs while sipping spring water or gourmet coffee. Features of the private inner waiting area include a water wall and soothing music. Dressing rooms and consultation rooms are highly private.

"It is our goal to make our patients' experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible so that they maintain a regular regimen of breast care," Dr. Giess added.

In addition to establishing Mira Women's Imaging, Dr. Giess is on staff at the Cancer Center of St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan. Most recently, she served as co-director of breast imaging at Hudson Valley Radiology Associates in Rockland County, where she specialized in breast imaging and diagnostic procedures. Well-respected in her field, Dr. Giess has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed publications and is frequently consulted for her expertise in breast imaging.

Mira Women's Imaging is located at 600 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 102, Harrison, NY 10528. For additional information, call 914.468.1000 or visit http://www.mirawomensimaging.com.

About Mira Women's Imaging: Mira Women's Imaging is a state-of-the-art breast health facility offering mammography, breast ultrasound, DXA scans, and diagnostic care in a setting that is comfortable and private. Founder and director Dr. Catherine Giess is a fellowship-trained radiologist and a regional breast health expert with over 12 years of clinical experience in breast imaging and minimally-invasive diagnostic procedures. For more information, visit http://www.mirawomensimaging.com.

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