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The Vattikuti Urology Institute

The Vattikuti Urology Institute at the Henry Ford Hospital is regularly ranked among the top centers in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report. The Vattikuti Urology Institute is notable for its development of the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy. Chief of Urology at Henry Ford, Dr. Mani Menon, developed this breakthrough method of robotic prostatectomy that results in faster recovery times and fewer side effects. VUI at Henry Ford was set up in 2001.

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Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center

The Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont offers state-of-the-art digital equipment for breast screening and detection. The technology offers considerable advantages in accuracy over traditional imaging machines. Most users of the technology employed report increases of 10% to 15% in the detection rate, said Dr. Murray Rebner, director of the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center. The center also features diagnostic support including computer-aided detection (image checkers) and a computer program for double reading mammograms to ensure accuracy.


Beaumont is one of the premier healthcare leaders in the United States that exclusively uses digital mammography for initial screening examinations. Advantages of digital imaging over traditional film images include:

  • A higher-contrast resolution for clearer, larger and sharper images.
  • Women with dense breast tissue make up 45 percent of all women screened and, using digital technology, images of this dense tissue can be enhanced and examined in greater detail with better precision.
  • Digital mammography demonstrated a 70 percent detection rate of suspicious areas compared with only 55 percent for conventional film-screen technology.
  • Manipulation of the image to increase visibility, avoiding additional “spot films” that increase the patient’s exposure to radiation.
  • The elimination of film processing issues, so there’s no waiting to ensure that good images were obtained.
  • Storage and retrieval of images is simplified within an electronic system.
  • Results can be read at remote sites thereby speeding up access and eliminating the reliance on mailing x-ray films.

Visit the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont Hospitals

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