HMNMH Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center
Santa Clarita residents have access to a world-class breast imaging facility.
Does the thought of getting your annual mammogram make you cringe? Then you are in the company of millions of American women who dread getting their yearly mammogram! But, unlike most of these women, you have access to a world-class breast imaging center right in the Santa Clarita Valley: the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Over two million breast cancer survivors are alive in the U.S. today, yet one American woman dies from breast cancer every 13 minutes. The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center has performed more than 50,000 procedures and detected 293 cancers. Early detection is the key to increasing your chances for breast cancer survival.
Mammography screening at the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center utilizes the best digital imaging equipment in the world. You'd have to travel to UCLA for equipment with equal quality! Two state-of-the-art Hologic Selenia digital mammography systems are used by doctors and technicians at the center to produce the sharpest images available. Selenia uses direct technology to improve the sharpness of the images by eliminating any light diffusion that may occur with older technology. This new way of capturing images allows improved visibility of the breast, particularly near the skin line, the chest wall and in women with dense breast tissue. Selenia also has the largest detector size in the industry, accommodating almost all breast sizes.
According to Dr. Daniel Kirsch, before the center acquired Selenia technology, they could not accommodate over 50 percent of their patients due to larger breast sizes. The new machines allow for a greater amount of accommodation and comfort. Teri, a technician, claims that "the design of the machine makes the mammogram process gentler on the patients' rib cage." In addition to greater accuracy, mammograms at the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center are now more comfortable!
In 2007, the Sheila R. Veloz Center earned the designation of "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" from the American College of Radiology. With this award, the center became one of only 14 breast imaging centers in California to be given this honor. Facilities receiving this designation are recognized for excellence in mammography, ultrasound, and stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsy. The award also recognizes high personnel standards and quality in imaging and procedure.
The accessibility of a world-class breast imaging center right in the Santa Clarita Valley provides an excellent resource for early detection. It is recommended that women get a mammogram annually once they reach the age of 35. The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center makes this necessity a pleasant, accessible experience. There are even options for women without health insurance. Take charge of your health. Contact the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center today.
Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital