We are dedicated to early detection through advanced imaging. The Breast Diagnostic Center features high-quality imaging services with a focus on providing the most personalized care to women.
Full-Field Digital Mammography uses low-dose radiation to capture an electronic image for display on a high-resolution computer screen. The image can be printed on film or recorded on CD-ROM. The radiologist can manipulate the digital mammographic image on the computer screen to aid with interpretation.
Ultrasound is a radiation-free technique that uses sound waves. Ultrasound can help distinguish normal breast tissue from a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass that appears on a mammogram. Ultrasound is typically used in conjunction with mammography; however, it does not replace mammography.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy is done in situations where the area of concern is seen on a mammogram but not an ultrasound. The lesion of concern is localized with a state-of-the-art computer-guided imaging system and then sampled with a needle. This minimally invasive technique minimizes internal and external scarring of the breast.
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy is another state-of-the-art biopsy technique that allows quick sampling of the breast tissue with minimal discomfort and minimal invasion of the breast. After placing an ultrasound probe over the site of the breast lump/abnormality and using local anesthesia, the radiologist guides a biopsy needle into the lump/area of abnormality. This procedure is done to sample suspicious masses/abnormalities that are visible on ultrasound to determine if they are benign or cancerous.