Beaumont Hospital, Wayne Announces New and Expanded Breast Care Center

Beaumont Health in Southfield has announced a new, expanded Breast Care Center, set to open June 28 on the campus of Beaumont Hospital, Wayne, and feature the latest in screening and diagnostic technology along with expanded services.
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Beaumont Health in Southfield has announced its new and improved Breast Care Center in Wayne. // Courtesy of Beaumont Health
Beaumont Health in Southfield has announced its new and improved Breast Care Center in Wayne. // Courtesy of Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health in Southfield has announced a new, expanded Breast Care Center, set to open June 28 on the campus of Beaumont Hospital, Wayne, and feature the latest in screening and diagnostic technology along with expanded services.

Patient volume for breast care services at Beaumont, Wayne has grown 30 percent in the last five years. The new $5 million facility will feature three tomosynthesis mammography machines, tripling the screening capacity. Available advanced imaging technologies for breast care will also include digital mammography, breast ultrasound, MRI, and image-guided breast procedures.

“Our enhanced breast care center will provide patients with more space, greater access to diagnostic technology, greater access to care, quicker diagnoses and more timely treatments,” says Tammy Scarborough, president, Beaumont Hospital, Wayne.

The new center is 6,625 square-feet, more than double the size of the original off-site facility. Along with advanced imaging, the new facility features diagnostic and surgical consultation connected to the hospital and adjacent surgical services. In addition to the three 3D mammography rooms, the center will also have three breast ultrasound rooms, four exam rooms, a dedicated bone density testing suite and a breast surgeon onsite.

“Our new, expanded Beaumont Breast Care Center, Wayne would not have been possible without the generous support of our capital campaign donors,” says Scarborough.

“The Beaumont Hospital, Wayne medical staff and employees through the Spirit of Giving Program gave generously. A special thank you to Dr. Donald Conn and the radiologists at Harris, Birkhill, Wang, Songe and Associates for their $1 million gift. I’d also like to acknowledge Dr. Muzammil Ahmed, chief of staff; Dr. Ashok Jain, chief medical officer; and Brian Madison for their gifts.”

The hospital states all women over the age of 40 should have an annual mammogram, along with those with a family history of breast cancer. Dr. Jessica Kaniowski, medical director of Beaumont Breast Care Center, Wayne, says breast cancer is most treatable in its earliest stages, and mammograms are the best technology for early detection.

“Our goal is to decrease our patient’s anxiety of waiting. The new center’s advanced imaging capabilities should improve wait times,” Kaniowski says.  “As a diagnostic radiologist with specialty training in breast imaging, my advice to women: despite the pandemic, don’t delay getting your mammogram. The sooner, the better. A mammogram can be lifesaving. It can detect cancer long before a woman feels a lump.”

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