Breast Care Center
At the Breast Care Center, we're dedicated to providing fast, accurate test results and personalized care in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. From your personal breast care nurse to an approach that encourages faster diagnosis and treatment, the Breast Care Center strives to make patients' mammograms and follow-up care as anxiety free and pleasant as possible. Mammograms are performed by experienced technologists, all of whom are certified in mammography by the American College of Radiology.
Mammography performed in the Breast Care Center is all-digital and is read by radiologists who specialize in breast health. A Computer Aided Diagnostic (CAD) system is used with digital scans to provide a computerized second reading in addition to the traditional reading by the radiologist.
Some of the state-of-the-art technologies and procedures performed at the Breast Care Center include the following:
- Digital and 3-D Mammography
- Computer Aided Detection (CAD)
- Breast Ultrasound including elastography
- Breast MRI
- Cyst Aspiration
- Stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guided needle biopsies
- Needle Localization for Surgical Biopsy
Tomosynthesis, or 3-D Mammography, is a revolutionary technology that allows for imaging of the breast from multiple angles. This can significantly increase the accuracy of mammography, especially for women who are premenopausal, women with dense breasts or those with increased risk factors.
Breast Care Nurses
Your Breast Care Nurse is your advocate from discovery to recovery. You'll meet with her each time you visit the center. She'll answer your questions and address any concerns you might have about your mammogram and breast health. Should breast cancer be diagnosed, she's your advocate and liaison with the members of your care team.
Our radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in reading mammography films. If you have had previous mammograms at EJGH or bring your films from another facility, they can usually provide results within one working day.
This group is for women living with breast cancer. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the Breast Care Center. Call (504) 883-8989 for more information.