We can provide the following screening services:
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
It is important to understand that even if an abnormality is found using any of these technologies, it does not automatically translate to a cancer diagnosis. That is why ongoing communication between you, your physician, or one of our oncology experts is essential to successful breast cancer treatment.
3D mammography allows a radiologist to see through different tissue structures in the breast. Watch as Stacy Contreras, director at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center, describes 3D mammography and how it helps screen for breast cancer.
A 3D mammogram is more effective in screening for breast cancer. In this video, Stacy Contreras, director at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center, explains how a 3D mammogram allows doctors to see through different layers of breast tissue.
A breast ultrasound is another way to image the breasts. In this video, Stacy Contreras, director at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center, explains how a breast ultrasound works and when it is used.
A breast biopsy may be indicated when there’s a finding on your ultrasound or mammogram. In this video, Stacy Contreras, director at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Breast Care Center, explains the findings that may lead to a breast biopsy.
Conventional 2D mammograms provide doctors with a 2D image to evaluate the breast. This can be limiting due to overlapping layers of tissue, which can sometimes produce unclear results, false alarms, or worse–cancer being missed.
3D Mammography is a series of detailed breast images, allowing your doctor to better evaluate your breasts layer by layer. 3D Mammography is FDA approved, and over 100 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are able to screen for breast cancer with much greater accuracy–regardless of a woman’s age or breast density.
Greater accuracy means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of being called back for additional screenings.
CAD – Computer Aided Detection
CAD is a computer-based process designed to analyze mammographic images for suspicious areas; in effect, it is a "second pair of eyes" for the radiologist.