PUTRAJAYA OCT.17: Mamogram Digital technology has succeeded to reduce the waiting time for a female who has a lump in the breast to get an appointment for imaging with high quality.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the imaging has high percentage of specificity and sensitivity.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, in conjunction with the celebration of “Pinktober” and his visit to Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) today, he has launched the new Mamogram Digital facility at the hospital.
He added, the facility is equipped with trained Radiographer and reports are produced by Radiology Specialist to determine the imaging diagnosis before a patient undergoes a biopsy or operation by a surgeon.
“I convey my congratulations to Dr. Azlina Abdul Manan, Head of Radiology Department, Dr. Maninderpal Kaur Radiology Specialist Sub-specialist Breast Radiology and all the staff in Radiology Department in your efforts for the ladies that have done the mammogram diagnostic procedure at HTAR,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in his Facebook post here today.
Regarding the breast cancer campaign, Dr. Noor Hisham said, every year on October, countries in the whole world celebrate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month known as “Pinktober” and following that many campaigns have been launched by the women’s health voluntary bodies and social organizations to explain the issue.
On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, HTAR like many other hospitals has played important role in COVID-19 management. With the reduced COVID-19 cases, the Intensive Care Units (ICU) ward, COVID-19 wards and the Hybrid Mercy Field Hospital at HTAR have fewer patients and this enables more treatment on non-COVID-19 could be continued.
Dr. Noor Hisham added HTAR is the main hospital for Selangor. It has given services to the people in Selangor since 1809 and continues to expand to accommodate the needs of the tertiary hospital services around Klang.
It has been the second busiest hospital in Malaysia in terms of admission of patients into the wards and the busiest hospital in terms of providing outpatient medical facilities. – Malaysia World News.