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Hoag Hospital opens satellite breast care center

The new Irvine facility uses the same 3D imaging technology available at Hoag’s Newport Beach center.

By Kirsti CorreaPublished: February 27, 2012 06:45 AM

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian opened a satellite breast care center in Irvine earlier this month for the convenience of patients living far from the current facility in Newport Beach.

The new location, in the Hoag Health Center Woodbridge, offers the same 3D digital breast tomosynthesis technology for breast cancer screening that was available for the first time in California at the Newport Beach center.

“We are thrilled to offer 3D digital breast tomosynthesis in a second location,” said Dr. Gary M. Levine, director of breast imaging at the Hoag Breast Care Center. “Early detection of breast cancer translates to saved lives, and now women can more conveniently undergo advanced screenings that are superior to conventional mammography.”

Patients will also be able to undergo screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided needle biopsy and Dual Energy X-ray Absrptiometry (DEXA).

“We look forward to growing the available services at our Irvine breast center to match the comprehensive services that are available in Newport Beach, including surgical consultation and genetics,” said Levine.


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