Breast and Osteoporosis Center

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In a beautiful, light-filled setting, The Breast and Osteoporosis Center provides complete screening and diagnostic imaging for breast and bone. Fully certified radiographers and sonographers use ultrasound, mammography and bone densitometry to provide high quality images to assess breast and bone health. Smooth integration with EMMC's radiology and surgical service allows for swift assessment and follow up if necessary. Complete services include:
  • Screening and diagnostic mammography
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration (removing fluid and cells with a needle for a pathologist's evaluation)
    • Many breast lumps are non-cancerous, fluid-filled cysts which can be resolved by simply draining off the fluid with a special needle. This procedure takes only a few minutes.
  • Stereotactic biopsy with digital imaging (nonsurgical method for retrieving a tissue sample)
    • This biopsy is accomplished without surgery using the stereotactic machine to excise small pieces of tissue for review by the pathologist.
  • Localization for surgical biopsy (method for determining exact location of the area to be removed by surgical biopsy)
    • A radiologist places a needle in the breast to mark the exact site for biopsy. Then the surgeon performs the biopsy in the operating suite using the needle as a guide.
  • Ductograms (x-ray evaluation of suspicious nipple discharge)
  • Genetic counseling for breast cancer risk assessment
  • Bone density testing