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Your health and comfort are our top priorities. Our skilled team of healthcare professionals provides top-quality, technologically advanced care in a compassionate, supportive environment.

Advanced Imaging Technology

Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography

Digital tomosynthesis creates a 3D picture of the breast using X-rays, and is the latest breast imaging technology approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Benefits of tomosynthesis mammography include:

  • Increasing cancer detection
  • Reducing the need for additional imaging
  • Increasing our ability to detect small cancers

Digital tomosynthesis is used for annual screenings, recommended for asymptomatic women 40+, as well as symptomatic women or those with a recent history of breast cancer

Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an imaging test that sends high-frequency sound waves through your breast and converts them into images on a viewing screen, without the use of radiation.

Ultrasound is not used on its own as a screening test for breast cancer. Rather, it is used to complement other screening tests. If an abnormality is seen on mammography or felt by physical exam, ultrasound is the best way to find out if the abnormality is solid (such as a benign fibroadenoma or cancer) or fluid-filled (such as a benign cyst). It cannot determine whether a solid lump is cancerous, nor can it detect calcifications.

The Invenia ABUS (Automatic Breast Ultrasound System) is a screening ultrasound that, when combined with mammography, is the only breast cancer screening technology that is FDA-approved for detection in women with dense breast tissue. This type of screening was developed specifically to help doctors find cancers hidden in dense breast tissue that may be missed by mammography alone.

Diagnostic ultrasounds are hand-held, targeted ultrasounds used for women who have symptoms such as a breast lump or focal breast pain.

Breast MRI

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a technology that uses magnets and radio waves to produce detailed cross-sectional images of the inside of the body. MRI does not use X-rays, so it does not involve any radiation exposure.

When is breast MRI Used?

  • Screening high-risk women (either because of a strong family history or a gene abnormality)
  • Gathering more information about an area of suspicion found on a mammogram or ultrasound
  • Monitoring for recurrence after treatment

Diagnostic Procedures You Can Count On

Breast Biopsy

A biopsy is a small operation done to remove tissue from an area of concern in the body. If your doctor feels anything suspicious in your breast, or sees an abnormality on an imaging study, he or she will order a biopsy.

Support for Your Bone Health

DEXA Bone Density

Bone density tests use X-rays or sound waves to measure how strong your bones are. Bone density tests are used to definitively diagnose bone loss and osteoporosis.

In general, doctors recommend that women 65 and older get a DEXA scan or other osteoporosis screening each year. But women may need to start screening earlier if they:

  • are underweight
  • smoke
  • have lost height or developed stooped or hunched posture
  • have sudden back pain with no apparent cause
  • are older than 45 and break a bone
  • have a chronic illness

Get the Support You Need and the Education You Deserve

The Breast Center offers a wide range of informational resources, empowering patients to be educated and proactive about their healthcare. The Cancer Resource Center at Community Memorial Hospital offers a variety of free services to meet the needs of individuals faced with a diagnosis of cancer and provides programs for family members and friends. The Nurse Navigator, who is specially trained in oncology care, will help guide you through each step of diagnosis and treatment.

We also provide programs for patients in need of financial support for their breast care.