BHB Resumes Biopsies With 3D Mammography

June 9, 2021

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has announced the resumption of stereotactic biopsy service today [June 9].

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is pleased to announce the resumption of stereotactic biopsy [biopsies that are carried out using our mammography machine] service today.

“The recent upgrade to the GE Pristina 3D mammography unit meant these types of biopsies had to be delayed until staff were fully trained on the new machine. That training has started, and today the first patients received their biopsies using the new equipment.

BHB Imaging Services imaging technologists Terri Farnan, Carla Cann and Terricca Smith:

BHB Imaging Services Bermuda June 2021

“Imaging Services staff are excited about the upgrade and training and the improvement this brings to their patients.

“The first patient today, a 54-year-old woman, said she was pleased to have the procedure on state-of-the-art equipment.”

The patient said, “It was great. The staff were wonderful, they fully explained the procedure and I didn’t feel a thing. I was comfortable and relaxed and now am eager to get the results. I’m staying positive that it will be good news.”

Chief of Radiology Daniel Stovell, MD, said, “In diagnostic imaging, image clarity is what we get excited about. The clearer the image, the better our ability to detect, diagnose and treat any abnormalities.”

The spokesperson said, “BHB is the only provider of 3D stereotactic breast biopsy in Bermuda at this time.”

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