Breast Care Center
Our patient-centered facility offers convenient evening and Saturday hours. The center is recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. In order to achieve this recognition, the Women's Imaging Center was required to be fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound.
- Digital Mammography: This type of mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is viewed and, more importantly, manipulated. Digital mammography offers enhanced image quality, a shorter wait time for results and reduced radiation exposure.
- Ultrasound: An ultrasound uses sound waves to create high-quality images without the use of radiation. As an accompaniment to mammography, ultrasound is used in the evaluation of the breast and it can differentiate benign, fluid-filled cysts from solid potentially malignant masses.
- Breast Biopsies: Based on the results of a mammogram, a biopsy may be as ultrasound guided breast biopsies. Both options are fast, highly exact, and less invasive than having an open surgical biopsy.
- Breast MRI: A breast MRI is most commonly used to detect breast cancer after mammography, to assess the stage or extent of breast cancer, or to evaluate women who are deemed to be at high risk for breast cancer. It can find abnormalities that may not show up with other imaging methods.