On Saturday, Nov. 2, the MemorialCare Breast Center in Los Alamitos officially opened for appointments with the help of Tony DeMarco, director, Rossmoor Community Services District. Located near the intersection of Los Alamitos Blvd. and Katella Ave., the new MemorialCare Breast Center in Los Alamitos offers a convenient breast imaging satellite location for residents of North Orange County. The easily accessible location features a spa-like environment and the latest advanced technology, as well as expert all-female, sub-specialized breast radiologists.
“Surprisingly few mammograms are read by sub-specialized breast radiologists,” says Angela Sie, M.D., medical director, breast imaging, MemorialCare Breast Center, Long Beach Medical Center. “The MemorialCare Breast Centers are the exception. At all of our locations, fellowship-trained, breast radiologists review every exam. We are uniquely trained in breast imaging. We don’t read general radiology, only breast images, and we feel this is important when reviewing images that may result in a cancer diagnosis.”
To kick off the opening of the new center, community members were invited to schedule mammogram appointments, while enjoying massages, appetizers and a tour. Attendees were able to view the latest 3D mammography, breast ultrasound and bone densitometry machines. The center is designed to create a spa-like atmosphere, including plush robes, spa music and aromatherapy diffusers, to lessen any anxieties women may have of their upcoming test. In addition to touring the location, the breast radiologists met potential patients and discussed the importance of screening mammograms.
“We are honored to be opening our new location in the Rossmoor and Los Alamitos communities,” says Dr. Sie. “We are dedicated to finding small, treatable breast cancers, and one way we do that is by encouraging women to have annual screening mammograms. By opening this new satellite center, our goal is to make mammograms more convenient for the community while still providing the highest Memorialcare standard that people know and expect.”
The MemorialCare Breast Center in Los Alamitos offers 3D digital mammography, breast ultrasound and bone densitometry for diagnosing osteoporosis. Appointments are now being accepted for dates beyond Monday, Dec. 2.
- Breast Imaging & Radiology, Radiology & Imaging