Accurate, high-quality imaging is fundamental to proper diagnosis and breast care. That’s why The Center for Breast Health has its own imaging division, devoted entirely to our patients, in one convenient location.
Our imaging facility is staffed with technologists who have extensive clinical expertise and training in breast diagnostics and imaging. That makes a difference, because they understand the unique needs of women. It’s their sole specialty, day in and day out, and it shows.
That expertise and compassion are backed by the most innovative imaging technology available for both screening and diagnostic procedures, which include:
Screening and diagnostic mammography – Performed by a certified technologist, and interpreted by a radiologist specializing in breast imaging. Learn more here.
Focal breast sonography – Also known as ultrasound, this technology uses sound waves to further evaluate abnormalities. Learn more here.
Fine needle aspiration – For this procedure, a radiologist uses a very thin needle to remove a small amount of fluid or tissue for analysis.
Stereotactic breast biopsy – This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses local anesthesia. A radiologist uses mammographic X-rays to find the precise location of abnormal tissue. He or she then takes a small sample of the tissue for analysis.
Core breast biopsy – A minimally invasive procedure done under local anesthesia, a radiologist uses ultrasound guidance to find and sample the suspicious area.
For all of these procedures, a nurse will be present to guide you and explain the medical aspects of these tests. In addition, our clinical nurse navigator is available to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have along the way.