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At the new Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, you can receive advanced imaging services close to home. New technology has helped us speed up some of our procedures. All images we take are digital. That means it’s faster for us to share those images with your doctors.
Quality You Can Count On
Our Diagnostic Imaging Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for CT and mammography. SYVCH’s imaging specialists are ACR board certified and you can count on us for quality images and personal care.
If your doctor suggests an imaging procedure, stay local with Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, which also has easy parking and access. Our hospital offers a wide range of imaging services.
- 3D Mammography
- Digital Mammography
- Ultrasound, including vascular and obstetric (OB) studies - New SonoSite Ultrasound machine is an entirely new approach to clinical ultrasound as it is an all-in-one standup kiosk featuring imaging and educational resources.
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Digital mammograms (breast X-rays)
- DXA bone density tests
- Fluoroscopy (TV-like X-rays)
- Special procedures, such as pain management injections
The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam
Mammograms are a woman’s best defense in detecting breast cancer early, but we know that the fear of pain causes many women to delay scheduling their annual mammogram.
That’s why Cottage Health proudly offers the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam that combines better, earlier breast cancer detection with the improved comfort of the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system.
More Accurate. More Comfortable.
Getting a mammogram with the SmartCurve™ system is just like getting a regular Genius™ exam – only more comfortable!
The curved design of the compression device mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and applies uniform compression over the entire breast for added comfort.
The technologist will view the images of your breasts at the computer workstation to ensure quality images have been captured for review. A radiologist will then examine the images and report results to either your physician or directly to you.
How a 3D Mammogram™ Works
Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Scan
Women will see little difference between a conventional 2D mammogram and a 3D mammogram™.
The exam takes about the same amount of time – a 3.7 second scan time - and the positioning is the same. The real difference is in the information available to the doctor.
A good analogy for 3D Mammography™ is like thinking of the pages in a book. If you look down at the cover you cannot see all of the pages – but when you open it up, you can go through the entire book page-by-page to see everything between the covers.
More 3D Mammography Info
When it’s time for your mammogram – choose the experienced imaging staff at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. Remember – Your Mammogram – Your Choice!
- Easy scheduling and flexible Monday - Friday hours
- Provides comprehensive visibility and clear images
- Board certified technologists with an average of 17 years of clinical experience
- Improved Visualization for dense breasts
The Selenia Digital Mammography System
The Selenia Digital Mammography system from Hologic is now the standard for screening breast cancer and provides many benefits including the following:
- Revolutionary imaging technology that provides comprehensive visibility and incredibly clear images to enable the early detection of breast cancer and other conditions.
- Images that are immediately available for diagnosis. there is no film, so nothing has to be developed.
- Although the procedure is similar to traditional film mammography, digital imaging is less time-consuming and there is less exposure to radiation.
- Improved visualization of breast tissue for women with dense breasts and younger women undergoing hormone replacement therapy.
- The radiologist has an advanced ability to manipulate the image and to enhance or magnify calcifications in order to analyze difficult-to-see tumors more effectively.