Mammography technologist, Priscilla, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 while working for Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI). After casually mentioning what she thought was a simple bruise on her chest, a fellow technician suggested she get a mammogram just to be safe. After reviewing her mammogram results, Dr. Aanshu Shah, Director of Women’s Imaging, urged her to follow up with a biopsy which revealed cancer. She was then treated with chemotherapy followed by a lumpectomy.
In 2004, only two short years later, Priscilla found herself once again faced with the news of a cancer diagnosis, again in her right breast. Following chemotherapy, she made the very difficult decision to have a double mastectomy. Priscilla worked through her treatment and ever the fighter, came out the other side, stronger and feistier than ever.
Chief Tech Robyn Bryant, Dr. Shah, and the entire mammogram department rallied behind Priscilla. And once she was recovered, they soon found themselves going to her for advice on how to calm nervous and recently diagnosed patients. “We frequently asked Priscilla to talk with patients and share her story because she was such an inspiration,” said Bryant.
In 2017 after 28 years of dedication to SDMI, Priscilla proudly retired as a two-time breast cancer survivor, mammography technologist, friend to countless patients and family to 400-plus SDMI employees. When asked of retirement plans, “I am excited to travel the world” she said.
Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging is dedicated to patient care by providing the best technology, specialized radiologists and caring staff. All SDMI location’s offer Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) from GE, to ensure our patients receive the minimal amount of radiation. SDMI is accredited to the highest standard through the AAAHC and as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence as well as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Patient experience is realized from scheduling to imaging.