Amerinet Helps St. Barnabas Save 58 Percent on a Digital Mammography Solution to Provide More Effective Breast Cancer Detection Directly to the Bronx Community

This solution has improved patient care for the women in the Bronx community through increased access to quality breast cancer imaging which included screening and diagnostic mammograms and breast treatment services.

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St. Louis (MO.) (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization has helped member St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH) in the Bronx, New York, save 58 percent on their digital mammography solution. This solution has improved patient care for the women in the Bronx community through increased access to quality breast cancer imaging which included screening and diagnostic mammograms and breast treatment services.

In order to make a true impact on the lives of the women in the area, SBH wanted to offer state-of-the-art services not only within the walls of the hospital, but out in the community as well. As a result, a new digital mammography suite was built and a digital mobile mammography unit launched (replacing a mobile unit that had used an analog system). Utilizing its supplier agreement with Amerinet, SBH purchased a Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) system for both the hospital suite and a mobile van.

“Our new digital mammography suite and digital mobile mammography unit gives us the ability to detect perceived areas of concern that will provide more effective cancer detection,” said Rocco Dacchille, Director of Radiology, at SBH. “We all know that early education and detection helps to save lives – and that’s what we are doing.”

The women of the Bronx are now receiving the highest quality breast education, clinical breast examinations, mammography and follow-up diagnostic services via SBH’s digital solution. This includes reducing patient appointment times from 20 days to next day service if requested. Also, it decreases the time to complete a mammography exam from 35 minutes on the analog system to 15 minutes on the digital system. This means that in the mobile van, as many as 20 patients can be screened daily, as opposed to a maximum of 12 with the old mobile unit.

Service is available to both insured and uninsured women. The mobile van is used to perform mammograms, instruct women on breast self-exam techniques, and for referrals to follow-up healthcare. It also serves as a tool to distribute health-related literature, to raise awareness about breast cancer, and to make visitors aware of the healthcare services available at the hospital.

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