EWBC in the 1980’s
Mammography as a screening device becomes standard practice. Dedicated mammography equipment with compression is used by EWBC.
Development of Breast Biopsy
EWBC physicians help develop the core biopsy procedure as a way to reduce surgical biopsies in patients and becomes the Clinic's standard of care. Stereotactic guidance is used to biopsy worrisome areas seen only on the mammogram.
Dr. Stamatia Destounis joins practice
EWBC implements bone density evaluation program
For diagnosis of bone loss osteopenia/ osteoporosis. EWBC presents education programs for the community.
Computer Aided Detection (CAD)
EWBC researched and developed computer aided detection (CAD) and after FDA approval uses for all mammograms.
EWBC in the 2000’s
- In 2000, EWBC moves from Mt. Hope Avenue to a state of the art facility on Sawgrass Drive in Brighton.
- EWBC participates in the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) study showing digital mammography is more accurate in dense tissue than film mammography.
Dr. Patricia Somerville joins practice
Patient Advocates added to EWBC to ensure a smooth patient flow
MRI & Digital Mammography
- MRI and MRI biopsy are added to EWBC
- EWBC transitions to digital mammography and now physicians can read from dedicated computer workstations
Dr. Philip F. Murphy joins practice
EWBC builds MRI suite at the Brighton office
EWBC Completely Digital
EWBC completes their conversion to a fully digital mammography facility
EWBC involved in Research with 3D Mammography
EWBC researches 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), an exciting new technology
Office opens in Greece, NY
EWBC opens first satellite office in Greece, NY
Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling Program
EWBC starts a Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling Program
FDA approves 3D Mammography
First FDA approved 3D Mammography equipment installed
NYS Breast Density Law goes into effect
Now women with dense breasts may be eligible for additional screening tools such as ultrasound and MRI