East Cooper patients, visitors
and staff will have the
convenience of a comprehensive
clinic that's backed by expertise
of the state's only academic
medical center, according to Amy
Campbell, M.D., assistant
professor of radiology.
"Our goal is to provide excellent
patient care by coordinating our
multidisciplinary breast team to
make this happen. We are changing
what's possible by providing this
level of quality patient care."
breast imaging specialist Dr.
Rebecca Leddy, left, explains
the advantages of the Siemens
digital mammography unit to a
patient. Tiffany Griles, back
right, prepares the equipment.
The unit features mood lighting,
greater image quality and
One medical specialty that's
especially welcome is MUSC
Department of Radiology's
Comprehensive Breast Imaging
Service. The service brings
together a large multidisciplinary
breast program featuring
radiologists, breast surgeons,
medical and radiation oncologists
and pathologists to provide
patients with world-class clinical
The goal is to offer patients an
array of breast imaging services
including screening and diagnostic
mammography, ultrasound guided
breast biopsy, breast ultrasound,
stereotactic breast biopsy
capabilities, concluding with
accurate same-day results. This
service features the latest
Siemens imaging equipment
including full field digital
mammography units, and other
The program is comprised of a
team of breast imaging
specialists, including Campbell;
Abid Irshad, M.D.; Susan Ackerman,
M.D.; Abbie Cluver, M.D.; Rebecca
Leddy, M.D.; and Madeline Lewis,
M.D. The breast imaging service
will be available four days a week
(Mondays through Thursdays).
Imaging for interventional,
neurointerventional and pediatric
radiology services and screenings
will occur during weekdays.
This positive anticipation was
similarly experienced by patients
at the start of mammography
services at MUSC Specialty Care
North, according to Campbell, who
came to MUSC in 2008.
"Our North Charleston patients
were genuinely happy with our
presence in the neighborhood
backed by the expertise from our
downtown facility. I feel our
Mount Pleasant patients will
quickly feel good about what we
have to offer at MUSC Health East
Cooper," said Campbell.
In addition to providing top
patient care, the team plans to
conduct clinical research and
possibly branching out to
evaluating the efficacy of 3D
breast tomosynthesis to enhance
breast cancer detection.
Additionally, physicians and staff
are committed to improving
education and promoting their
services to referring East Cooper
physicians as well as continued
improvements in patient education.
For information or to schedule an
appointment, call 792-1414.