At the Breast Center, you will meet with expert clinicians who work with the latest technologies, seeking to find cancer early when it is most treatable. You will have the opportunity to sit down with your physician and discuss your test results. When needed, you will receive referrals to resources and specialists quickly for additional treatment and care.

Mammography

Mammography is the process of using low-dose X-rays to examine the breast as a diagnostic or screening tool. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses or lumps. Mammography is believed to reduce mortality from breast cancer. No other imaging technique has been shown to reduce risk, but breast self-examination (BSE) and physician examination are considered essential parts of regular breast care. Learn more about our breast care services.

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Stereotactic breast biopsy

Stereotactic breast biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure that takes a tissue sample from a questionable area in the breast using a special type of needle rather than surgery. The biopsy is obtained through a tiny nick in the skin with no need for sutures. Recovery time is minimal. The appearance and location of the lesion will determine whether a stereotactic biopsy is an option.

Breast MRI is considered the most significant advance in decades in breast care. When an initial concern has been located through a traditional mammogram, doctors may use this non-invasive procedure to examine breast tissue with greater clarity. Each exam produces hundreds of images of the breast, cross-sectional in all three directions (side-to-side, top-to-bottom, front-to-back). No radioactivity is involved, and the technique is believed to have no health hazards. MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging, but rather a supplemental tool for detecting breast abnormalities and staging breast cancer treatments. Learn more about our MRI services.

Other services in the Breast Center include:

  • Access to a continuum of breast health screening, diagnostic, and treatment services
  • Physician-directed, patient-focused care from board-certified physicians
  • Coordinated scheduling for all appointments
  • Personalized diagnostic evaluation and follow-up consultation
  • Timely test results
  • Support and education from a caring Mammography coordinator and imaging staff