Diagnostic radiography is performed at all of our locations. With a physicians request an X-ray can be performed at any time. Examples of these exams would be a chest, abdomen, or extremity. All exams can be processed and read by a physician at the time of your visit
If you will be having surgical removal in an operating room we will “localized” the area for your surgeon. Mammographic images will be performed to identify the exact location of the area to be biopsied. When this has been completed, the radiologist will insert a needle into the breast, into the lesion/nodule. Additional mammographic images will then be obtained to verify the needle is in satisfactory position for you to proceed to the operating room for surgical removal of the area.
There is no preparation for this exam.
Ductograms are performed on patients with active nipple discharge. The breast will be manipulated to produce the discharge in the examination room, thereby identifying the specific duct. A needle is then inserted into the duct and contrast material is injected. Mammography images are then taken as the contrast material will highlight the specific duct and assist the radiologist in identifying abnormalities.
There is no preparation for this exam however there needs to be active discharge.
Changing breastcare forever
Request your digital mammogram for all the right reasons:
A digital mammography exam usually takes less than half the time of traditional film-based exam, and there’s less of a chance you’ll be called back to retake your images.
Your physician will gain viewing options never before possible with the unique ability to enhance certain areas to get a more precise picture of your condition.
Your breast images can be zoomed in and out, and the contrast can be lightened or darkened. Also, through an inverting feature, black can reverse to white and white can change to black. This feature helps detect microcalcifications, which is like revealing a grain of salt in a ball of clay. All these image enhancements help improve diagnostic potential – and can be accomplished without your presence in the room.
Digital images give better visibility of the breast, particularly near the skin line, chestwall and in women with dense breast tissue. Also, digital images are helpful for women with implants and for imaging patients with known abnormalities.
Your physician can send your digital images anywhere in the world electronically to be viewed on a workstation by another physician.