Thursday, April 26, 2018
Norman Regional Health System opened a new Breast Care Center at Norman Regional Moore on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mammography was previously offered at the former Norman Regional Moore Medical Center before the hospital was destroyed in the May 20, 2013 tornado. The new center will offer screening mammography as well as Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) bone density examinations.
“We are excited to offer screening mammograms back at our original site in Moore,” said John Chace, medical director of the Breast Care Center. “Providing state-of-the-art 3-D mammography at Norman Regional Moore is a great step forward for convenience as well as prevention.”
Services offered at the new Breast Care Center at Norman Regional Moore, located at 700 S. Telephone Rd. in Moore, include the latest in three-dimensional screening mammography and DEXA bone density screenings. Additional diagnostic studies are offered at Norman Regional’s comprehensive Breast Care Center located in the Women’s Healthcare Plaza at 3400 R.C. Luttrell Dr. just a few miles down the road in Norman.
The first Norman Regional Breast Care Center in Moore offering digital mammography opened in May of 2011. When the new Norman Regional Moore facility opened in May 2016, on site of the former hospital, it included many of the previous services and offered several new services but did not include a breast care center.
“One request from both patients and physicians was to have a Breast Care Center at Moore again since it was so well received prior to the tornado,” said Tim Mower, manager of Diagnostic Imaging Services. “We have listened and are now able to better meet the needs of our patients in the Moore and south Oklahoma City area.”
Appointments will be available at Norman Regional Moore Mondays through Thursdays. No physician referral is required for 3-D screening mammograms. Exams do require an appointment. To make an appointment at either the Moore or Women’s Healthcare Plaza location, call 405-307-2290.