For Immediate Release
Contact: Bo Larsen
Payson Regional Medical Center Provides
Advanced Stereotactic Technology
Minimally invasive breast biopsy minimizes discomfort and
allows patient to immediately resume most normal activities.
Payson, AZ (June 8, 2010) – The Diagnostic Imaging Department of Payson Regional Medical Center has expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of the Siemen’s Mammotest digital system and Suros® Eviva™ Breast Biopsy and Excision System for use under stereotactic imaging.
The Siemen’s Mammotest and Suros Eviva are advanced systems designed to improve the quality, accuracy and ease of breast biopsies. The process utilizes advanced computer assisted technology, known as digital stereotactic localization, to map the precise site of a breast abnormality before a tissue sample is taken for analysis.
The unique design of the Mammotest table allows a woman to lie on their stomach while the biopsy is being performed, accomplishing maximum patient comfort. The Eviva is a fully closed system that uses vacuum-assisted technology to perform a true one-minute breast biopsy. The precision of the Eviva allows for larger, more intact tissue samples. Samples are obtained through a very small incision in the skin, eliminating the need for post-biopsy stitches and minimizing procedure time, and wound healing time. These benefits allow most patients to return to daily activities immediately following the procedure.
About PRMC – Payson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is a 44-bed acute care hospital serving Payson and the communities along the Rim Country. In 2010, PRMC was recognized for the second time in four years as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters, an independent business information and research firm. The hospital provides a full emergency department, surgery, diagnostic imaging, birthing center, clinical offices and other health care specialties. For more information about PRMC go to www.paysonhospital.com.