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Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 |

Fighting Breast Cancer On A Whole New Level

Fighting Breast Cancer On A Whole New Level

Shady Grove Breast Center brings expert care, latest technology to the community

Sonya Kella, M.D., Shady Grove Breast Center medical director

Sonya Kella, M.D., Shady Grove Breast Center medical director

The Shady Grove Breast Center will open its doors this spring, offering local women a state-of-the-art facility with comprehensive breast imaging and breast cancer support services.

The new center has been created through a partnership between Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Shady Grove Radiology.

This unique facility, next to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, will feature the latest breast imaging equipment to provide high-quality, specialized services to women, focusing on breast cancer prevention and early intervention. The Shady Grove Breast Center will offer a wide range of modern diagnostic capabilities with nearby support from Shady Grove Adventist Hospital’s comprehensive cancer team of medical and surgical oncologists, radiation therapists and a breast cancer navigator.

“Our goal is to offer an enhanced level of breast services to women that truly caters to their needs throughout all stages of their care experience,” says Sonya Kella, M.D., medical director and breast radiologist at the Shady Grove Breast Center.

Dr. Kella will play an integral role in providing world-class breast care at the center. By serving as a breast radiologist and a consultant to physicians, she will ensure the highest level of diagnostic accuracy and the rapid delivery of results to Breast Center patients.

“With the new Breast Center,” Dr. Kella adds, “we are going to be able to offer patients the latest and best breast imaging technology in a centralized, conveniently located facility to bring comprehensive breast health care to the community.”

Broad Range Of Breast Services

The full range of services offered at the Shady Grove Breast Center will include:

  • Full-fi eld digital mammography. The center will partner with Shady Grove Radiology to deliver immediate results upon the completion of a mammogram to eliminate added stress.
  • Stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided biopsies. Biopsies are performed to help identify the cause of a suspicious lump or mass.
  • Dedicated breast MRI with computer-aided detection (CAD). The CAD system acts as a second set of eyes to enhance the accuracy of the exam.
  • Bone densitometry. A test of bone density helps to detect early stages of osteoporosis.
  • Breast ultrasound. Sound waves are used to help evaluate a suspicious lump or breast mass.
Adventist HealthCare

Adventist HealthCare, based in Gaithersburg, Md., is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization of dedicated professionals who work together each day to provide excellent wellness, disease management and health-care services to the community.

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