Renovations Begin in Preparation for New Digital Mammography Equipment

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announces the temporary closure of its Mammography Department at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) to prepare for the new Digital Mammography equipment. The Mammography Department will open again in early October and will be providing a new, state-of-the-art digital service for patients requiring a Mammogram.

“We are excited to be so close to offering Digital Mammograms for our clients,” says Renée Butterfield, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging. “We work hard to provide an extremely high level of comfort and care for every patient who comes to us for a mammogram and very soon we will be able to match our service with the latest digital equipment that is faster, provides a high quality image and uses less radiation. Because the image is digital, there is also a faster turnaround on radiology reports so that people get the results of their exam much faster.”

Clients who had their mammogram appointment scheduled during the closed month will be called and rescheduled.

Chief of Diagnostic Imaging, Dr Daniel Stovell adds: “The new Digital Mammography equipment is great news for the people of Bermuda. All of our equipment at the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is now going to be digital, enabling us to provide faster tests, check images almost immediately and turn around reports very quickly. We look forward to introducing the new Digital Mammography machine at the early October.”

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