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News Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date: May 22, 2014

For more information, call:

Vallery Brown

OU Medical Center/The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center

Office: (405) 271-7900

Cell: (405) 401-8394

Vallery.Brown@hcahealthcare.com

 

OU MEDICINE LAUNCHES BREAST HEALTH NETWORK; STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF ANNUAL MAMMOGRAMS

OKLAHOMA CITY— OU Medicine is proud to announce the formation of the OU Medicine Breast Health Network, Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive network of breast imaging radiologists and specially trained staff with a direct connection to the research and treatment options available through OU Medicine.

OU Medical System president and CEO Chuck Spicer said the network was created to give a comprehensive solution for women’s breast health in Oklahoma.

“We wanted to create a network where we can deliver the highest quality imaging and diagnostics available, and, when needed, easily guide women for advanced care and testing at other parts of OU Medicine,” Spicer said. “We want women to be able to conveniently access the care they need to ensure their breast health.”

Breast Health Network services include 3D mammography (tomosynthesis), digital mammography, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), breast ultrasound, bone density/osteoporosis scanning, genetic testing, non-surgical breast biopsy and other advanced imaging and diagnostics.

The new OU Medicine Breast Health Network has four locations throughout the Oklahoma City metro, as well as a statewide mobile mammogram program. The locations include:

  • Breast Health Network Edmond (formerly Breast Imaging of Oklahoma), 2601 Kelley Pointe Parkway, Edmond, Okla.
  • Breast Health Network Northwest and Southwest (formerly the Oklahoma Breast Care Center), 13509 N. Meridian Ave.; 2601 SW 119th St.
  • Breast Health Network Central (formerly OU Breast Institute), 825 NE 10th St.

The same respected and compassionate physicians and staff remain at each location. They have simply adopted the Breast Health Network name.

The announcement of the network comes at the same time as conflicting and controversial messages about when and how often women should get mammograms. OU Medicine experts stand firm: healthy women should be screened yearly starting at age 40.

Dr. Betsy Jett, director of imaging at Breast Health Network Central, also known as OU Breast Institute, said there’s been much confusion among women about when they should start getting mammograms and how often. Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft recommendations on mammography for women of certain ages. They differ from what many expert groups and health care providers currently recommend.

“At OU  Medicine, we know the importance of annual screening starting at age 40. We want to make getting annual mammograms as convenient and easy as possible,” Jett said. “With the state’s largest group of dedicated breast imagers, we are bringing peace of mind to Oklahoma women and helping ensure their health.”

The resoluteness of OU Medicine’s breast radiologists about the importance of annual mammograms is in concert with recommendations from the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology.

The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2015, there will be 232,000 new cases of breast cancer. An estimated 40,000 people will die of the disease in the U.S.

More information about Breast Health Network can be found at BreastHealthNetwork.com and Facebook.com/BreastHealthNetwork.

 

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OU MEDICINE

OU Medicine is the collective brand for OU Medical Center, OU Physicians and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Headquartered at the Oklahoma Health Center campus near downtown Oklahoma City, OU Medicine is the state’s largest academic medical complex. Among other things, it provides health care, conducts medical research and educates the physicians of tomorrow. 

OU Medical Center is home to the state’s only level one trauma center and The Children’s Hospital, Oklahoma’s most comprehensive pediatric facility. Members of OU Physicians, the state’s largest physicians group, provide care at the hospital facilities and at OU Physicians clinics in Oklahoma City and across the state. The practice includes almost every adult and child specialty, and some of its physicians have pioneered treatments or procedures that are world-firsts. Find us on www.oumedicine.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as OU Medicine.

 

 





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