|White-Wilson offers comprehensive women’s imaging
services including Mammography, Digital Mammography, iCAD Second Look®,
Bone Density/DEXA Scan, CT Scan, MRI, Vascular Ultrasound,
OB/GYN Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound, General Ultrasound,
Coronary Calcium Scoring, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology
and X-ray. We will continue to stay ahead of the curve with ever-changing technological
advancements to ensure the highest quality healthcare for women of all ages.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Mammography is
considered the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage. One out of eight women will develop breast cancer
during her lifetime; however, the chances for recovery from breast cancer have significantly increased due in part to earlier detection via
White-Wilson’s Center for Women’s Imaging is dedicated to providing the highest quality women’s care, including the highly-advanced full-field Digital
Mammography and iCAD Second Look® technologies.
State-of-the-Art Digital Mammography
A mammogram is a special x-ray of the breast
use to detect cancers that are too small to be felt
by a woman or her physician. Mammograms are recommended
every year once a woman reaches 40 years of age.
Digital Mammography provides numerous benefits over
standard film mammography, including fewer retakes,
shorter exam times and more accurate diagnosis. But the
state-of-the-art MAMMOMAT Novation digital
mammography system offers even more benefits:
- Reduces radiation dose by more than 50%
- Increases patient comfort with a patented OpComp®
technique that senses breast thickness for a more
- Increases cancer detection with computer-aided diagnosis
- Allows imaging of nearly all breast sizes and provides
excellent image quality
- Offers the latest full-field detector technology
- Increases detection of small and low-contrast objects
Second Look is a sophisticated computer-aided detection
(CAD) system that uses an extensive database of normal and
cancer cases to analyze mammograms. Second Look assists your radiologist
in breast cancer detection by helping to identify potentially cancerous lesions.
Second Look provides the benefits of a second opinion without any additional procedures or doctor’s appointments.
White-Wilson is proud to offer this breakthrough technology as part of the mammography screening process at
our Center for Women’s Imaging.
Learn more about this technology at icadmed.com
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
CACS is a specialized CT scan that provides detailed computer images of your heart and arteries. It’s quick and painless with no invasive procedures. An excellent preventative screening, it can accurately detect the presence of atherosclerosis and assess the subsequent risk of heart attack.
Analysis of the amount of calcium in coronary arteries has only recently
been possible with the advent of ultra-fast CT scanning. CT scanners that can image 16x per second essentially “stop”
the beating heart and allow us to see whether there are specks of calcium in the coronary arteries. Coronary arteries lie on the surface of and supply blood to the heart. If they become obstructed, the
result is coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. The process that results in a heart attack begins with damage to the lining of the blood vessel walls
and continues over a long period of time. There are a number of “risk factors,” genetic and otherwise, that can increase one’s chances of developing coronary artery disease: age, sex, high
blood pressure, diabetes, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol.
Learn more about Coronary
Artery Calcium Scoring.
A (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry)
DEXA Scan can detect low bone density before a fracture occurs, determine the rate of bone loss, and monitor the effects of treatment. The procedure is painless, a bit like having an x-ray, but with much less exposure to radiation.
Dexa scans are the most commonly used test to measure bone density.
It is one of the most accurate ways to diagnosis Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Your results from this test can be a great help as you monitor your Osteopenia treatment plan. Your results can help you decide if you need to make adjustments in your plan.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s guidelines state that women over 65, younger post menopausal women who have any of the osteoporosis risk factors , as well as those with specific fractures. However, men are also at risk for Osteoporosis as they age - especially if they have some of the risk factors for Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.
Learn more about DEXA
By The American College of Radiology (ACR)
White-Wilson is the largest provider of outpatient imaging services and the ONLY Imaging Center on the Emerald Coast to be fully accredited by the
American College of Radiology.
We are proud to be one of the first in the nation to employ the Siemens
SOMATOM® Definition AS, the world’s first “smart” CT scanner that adapts to virtually any patient’s body type or size and provides doctors
with clearer images and improved diagnostic information. Because it can rapidly image more of the patient’s body, this highly-advanced system could eliminate the need for follow-up tests and shorten hospital stays.
Dr. Clinkscales and Dr. Jones are certified by the American Board of Radiology.
To schedule a
Women's Imaging appointment at White-Wilson, call 850.863.8110.
White-Wilson Medical Center, P.A.
1005 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547