About Brookwood Baptist Health

We’re a community built on care.

Formerly Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System, Brookwood Baptist Health unifies two of the largest resources for high-quality, affordable healthcare for the citizens of Central Alabama. With roots extending nearly a century, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center.

Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, which includes approximately 60 primary and specialty care clinics; approximately 1,500 affiliated physicians; and nearly 7,300 employees. Through innovative and compassionate patient care, our collective effort will strengthen our mission to empower our communities to live happier, healthier lives.

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We customize treatments and services based on the needs of each patient, backed by a large network of resources, expertise, innovation and locations. When you come through our doors, you become part of our life and our stories. And by getting to know us, you’ll experience the compassion of doctors, nurses, therapists, and volunteers who are here because we love helping people. Your health matters to us. We’re a community built on care.

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News & Announcements

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Continuing to Utilize Koning Vera Breast CT

Feb 5, 2024

In March of 2023, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center became the first, and remains the only, hospital in the state of Alabama with a Koning Vera Breast CT.

Unlike whole-body CT scanners, the Koning Vera Breast CT is a smaller and faster device dedicated only to the breast that produces a true three-dimensional image of the breast tissue without uncomfortable or painful compression, and with a similar radiation range to diagnostic mammograms.

To utilize the Koning Vera Breast CT, a patient lies on the table face down with one breast suspended in an opening while the imaging device rotates one time about the breast in seven seconds. The patient would then shift to the other side and have the second breast scanned in seven seconds as well.

The machine will then develop isotropically accurate images of the breast, allowing for the detection of early-stage cancers.

Brookwood physicians have been utilizing the technology for nearly a year, and Dr. April Maddux said it has led to positive outcomes for some patients.

“Being able to offer compression-free scans is wonderful” Maddux said. “We’ve been able to find issues in some cases earlier and easier than we may have with traditional scans. It’s really been a huge positive for us and our patients.”

Kelly Reese, a Brookwood patient who has undergone scans on the machine, recently told WBRC Fox 6 that she was glad to have the Breast CT available in her community.

“I knew about this innovative procedure, so I was excited to have that available to me with having dense breast tissue,” Reese said. “Often times you feel something may be missed and, in my case, it was benign after biopsy. I was happy to get those results.”

For more information on the Koning Vera Breast CT at Brookwood, please visit https://www.brookwoodwomensmedicalcenter.com/services/breastctscan