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Breast Imaging

Low Dose 3D Mammography – specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts, used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. Our new 3D mammography machines offer an advanced form of breast imaging where multiple images of the breast from different angles are captured and reconstructed into a three-dimensional image set. It can also result in:

  • Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden in a conventional mammogram
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape, and location of abnormalities
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
  • Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors
  • Clearer images of dense, overlapping breast tissue
  • Minimized patient radiation dose

Breast Ultrasound – uses sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast. It is primarily used to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected by mammography or a physician during a physical exam and to help determine whether a lump is a cyst (sac containing fluid) or a dense mass.

Breast MRI – uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within the breast. It does not replace mammography or ultrasound imaging, but rather is an additional tool used to screen women at high risk for breast cancer, evaluate the extent of cancer following diagnosis, or further evaluate abnormalities seen on mammography.