'Cancer Institute' Swedish News Blog posts
At the Swedish Cancer Institute, we continue our relentless pursuit of excellence in patient-focused breast care. As such, we felt it important to address recent concerns about the safety of mammography, specifically as it relates to the amount of radiation received by the thyroid.
Based on scientific trials, we recommend annual screening mammography in women ages 40 and older. Within the United States, the death rates have dropped by 30% since the introduction of annual screening mammograms. Mammograms are not perfect, but continue to save lives. Both the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology continue to recommend annual screening mammograms in women age 40 and older.
TomoTherapy Added at Swedish Ballard; Advanced Radiation Treatment System is Unique in the Seattle Area
SEATTLE – Dec. 23, 20101 – The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) will soon open a new community-based radiation treatment center on the Swedish Ballard campus. The centerpiece is the first TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® system in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is a unique, unified medical device that combines CT imaging with full helical delivery of highly targeted, intensity-modulated radiation therapy designed to treat particularly difficult tumor targets as well as common types of cancers.
Swedish Completes Extensive Ballard Redevelopment – Larger Emergency Department and Outpatient Center Highlight Expansion
SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2010 – Since the former Ballard Community Hospital’s merger with Swedish Medical Center in 1992, local residents knew they could count on the hospital for quality care close to home. Now they can expect even more.
On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Swedish Ballard opens a new 90,000 square-foot medical office building (MOB), located at 5350 Tallman Ave. N.W. near Market Street. It houses a greatly expanded emergency department, a larger medical imaging center, new outpatient services, a primary-care clinic and office space for a wide range of specialty physicians. It is connected to the hospital via a new sky bridge.