At the Breast Center at Palms West Hospital, we know that extra care is required when dealing with the sensitive issues of women’s health. Our caring and highly skilled staff helps to put you at ease the moment you step through the door. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest advances in the detection of breast cancer and osteoporosis.
Accredited by the American College of Radiology, we also exceed both FDA and MQSA regulatory standards. Your exam will be performed by a licensed mammography technologist and read by one of our board-certified radiologists. We make it easy to schedule a mammogram screening, with appointments available to fit your lifestyle or busy schedule. In a calming, private atmosphere, your screening only takes around 30 minutes. Our experts are ready to provide you with a full range of services to meet your individual needs.
Breast Center Services
- Digital Stereotactic Biopsy
- Fully Digital Screening & Diagnostic Mammography
- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3-D Mammography)
- Ultrasound Core Biopsy
- Ultrasound FNA Aspiration
- Osteoporosis Testing
- Complete Radiology & Pathology Support
A mammogram is a method of detecting a lump in the breast before it is large enough to be felt by the touch. The American Cancer Society states that the use of mammography, clinical breast examination, and finding and reporting breast changes early offer women the best opportunity for reducing the breast cancer death rate, through early detection.
Breast Tomosynthesis (3-D Mammography)
Breast Tomosynthesis (TOMO), is a revolutionary 3-D breast cancer detection technology that produces a threedimensional image of the breast tissues. It’s different from traditional mammography in that traditional mammography obtains just a single image. TOMO has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate of mammography screenings in women with dense breasts. The multiple images of breast tissue slices give doctors a clearer image of breast masses which make it easier to detect breast cancer.
Why Choose A 3-D Mammogram:
- Sharper, more detailed images
- Faster and more accurate results
- Potential for earlier cancer detection and treatment
- Fewer false-positives and retests
Palms West Hospital is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering TOMO the Breast Center at Palms West Hospital provides the latest in imaging technology.
Osteoporosis affects more than 44 million Americans, resulting in debilitating bone fractures and abnormal curvature of the spine. We are able to detect this weakening of the bones by using the precise Lunar Prodigy Bone Densitometer. Risk factors include age, ethnicity, and certain medical conditions. Based on the results of your test, your physician will be able to determine which treatment is the best option for you.