Leading breast radiologist is just one reason to celebrate October at Aspen Valley Hospital | AspenTimes.com

Leading breast radiologist is just one reason to celebrate October at Aspen Valley Hospital

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Deborah Breen, President & CEO Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation

October is national breast cancer awareness month. However, at Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH), every month is breast cancer awareness month. State-of- the-art digital mammography, breast MRI technology, a breast surgical program, highly skilled breast radiologists and chemotherapy services are all available right here on the AVH campus.

Recognizing the need to continually enhance women's services, the Master Facilities Plan will allow the construction of a new Women's Imaging Center, which will bring together ultrasound, bone density and mammography services, and will allow us to add new services, including stereotactic breast biopsy, with the addition of new equipment that will now be possible in this expanded and private space.

Screening mammograms are performed five days a week, while breast diagnostic procedures and follow up exams are performed on Mondays and Tuesdays. This takes advantage of our on-site radiologist from Radiology Imaging Associates, who immediately reads the scans and then coordinates with Dr. Barke.

Breast health is something AVH is committed to. From screenings to free mammograms for women the year they turn 40 (our birthday gift to you!), we offer a full and accessible program for all women in our community— a program that will be even more enhanced when our construction is complete.

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Come visit the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation booth this Saturday from 9am–3pm at the Farmer's Market