Digital Mammography offers sharp images that can be delivered within seconds and shared with each patient’s caregiver network. We are pleased to feature two state-of-the-art digital mammography units.
Breast Ultrasound is commonly used following a suspicious finding on a mammogram. Together, ultrasound and mammography increase diagnostic accuracy by 13 percent in high risk women.
Fine Needle Biopsy is used to extract fluid from a defined mass. The cells in the fluid are then studied by a pathologist to determine if they are malignant.
Core Needle Biopsy uses an image-guided tool to analyze tissue. The method used depends on each patient’s specific case.
- Ultrasound guided
- MRI guided
A Ductogram is a diagnostic examination that assists physicians in diagnosing the cause of discharges from the nipple.
Breast MRI provides valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities. MRI is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound, but rather a supplemental tool that can be particularly useful for women at high risk for breast cancer. MRI services are available within the YRMC network for your convenience.
BreastCare Center staff can work together with surgeons to help patients coordinate the care they need. They can assist with:
- Understanding biopsy results
- Planning for a surgery
- Post-surgery treatment (radiation and/or chemotherapy)
- Reconstructive surgery
BreastCare Center staff work together with community-based oncologists, treatment facilities, and YRMC Infusion Therapy Services to meet the needs of each patient.