Womens Imaging Center
Womens Imaging Center| Embraced in the warmth of a plush robe, you settle into a comfortable chair. Quiet, soothing, instrumental music drifts softly above your head while you sample moisturizing hand products from the nearby boutique. A sip of lemon ice water refreshes your body and calms your nerves. No, this isn’t Saturday at the spa. This is the experience as you await your mammogram, ultrasound, or bone density test at The Center for Women’s Imaging at the Penrose Pavilion.
For women, by women
When they envisioned a new womens imaging center, the women at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services saw an opportunity to change the way women experience imaging tests. “This center is built to be a relaxing, soothing environment,” says Renee Ward, director of imaging at Penrose Hospital. “It’s designed by women for women.” The private environment, enhanced by calming earth tones, was created to provide women who need imaging tests with a more relaxing and enjoyable experience — an experience unmatched in the community. The vision was to provide an environment that did not feel sterile or create stress. Plus, Ward says, the center offers convenient hours. The first mammogram appointments begin weekdays at 7 a.m., and the last appointment is at 4:40 p.m. And if you need multiple tests, you can schedule them all for the same day.
“Our flexible scheduling can usually accommodate multiple exams,” Ward notes. “That way, women don’t have to return multiple times. We want to make this an easy, convenient, comfortable experience.”
The center is accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and was the first center in southern Colorado to achieve this distinction. It features state-of-the-art equipment for the following imaging tests: • Digital mammography • Stereotactic breast biopsy • Ultrasound for women, including OB/GYN ultrasound • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy • Bone densitometry Results typically are returned within two to three business days, and they are sent to the woman’s physician. “We think women will feel respected and well cared for here — and maybe even a little pampered,” Ward adds. “We’re very proud of what we have built.”
To schedule a womens imaging center test, call 719-776-8010.