||EWBC Milestones
EWBC Milestones2018-08-28T09:43:19+00:00

Our History

1975
January 1

Caring for Patients Since 1975

Mammogram with patient & technologist

Dr. Wende Logan Young opens a dedicated breast clinic on Mt. Hope Avenue
in Rochester, NY — THE FIRST IN THE UNITED STATES

1980
January 1

EWBC in the 1980’s

Mammography as a screening device becomes standard practice. Dedicated mammography equipment with compression is used by EWBC.

1990
January 1

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.

1994
June 1

Dr. Stamatia Destounis joins practice

1996
January 10

EWBC implements bone density evaluation program

For diagnosis of bone loss osteopenia/ osteoporosis. EWBC presents education programs for the community.

1998
January 10

Computer Aided Detection (CAD)

EWBC researched and developed computer aided detection (CAD) and after FDA approval uses for all mammograms.

2000
January 1

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.

 

August 1

Dr. Patricia Somerville joins practice

2001
January 1

Patient Advocates

Patient Advocates added to EWBC to ensure a smooth patient flow

2003
January 10

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

 

2004
August 4

Dr. Philip F. Murphy joins practice

2007
January 1

MRI

EWBC builds MRI suite at the Brighton office

2008
January 1

EWBC Completely Digital

EWBC completes their conversion to a fully digital mammography facility

2009
January 1

EWBC involved in Research with 3D Mammography

EWBC researches 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), an exciting new technology

2010
September 1

Office opens in Greece, NY

EWBC opens first satellite office in Greece, NY

2011
January 1

Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling Program

EWBC starts a Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling Program

January 1

FDA approves 3D Mammography

First FDA approved 3D Mammography equipment installed

January 1

NYS Breast Density Law goes into effect

Now women with dense breasts may be eligible for additional screening tools such as ultrasound and MRI

August 1

Dr. Lisa Paulis joins practice

September 1

Office Opens in Geneseo, NY