Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)
Breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is a new FDA-approved technology. 3D mammography is used along with traditional screening mammography. Using both together may reduce the need for a diagnostic mammogram.
Computer Aided Detection
Our highly trained radiologists used computer aided detection (CAD) to further evaluate digital images of the breast. The CAD system specifically targets any abnormalities found on a mammogram and highlights the area for further physician review.
A radiologist may order a stereotactic biopsy if a small growth or calcification appears on a mammogram. Using a local anesthesia, tissue and fluid are extracted from the abnormal area allowing future examination to determine whether cancer is present.
Breast Radiologist and Nurse Navigator
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be very difficult, physically and emotionally. Our team of medical professionals at Franciscan St. Francis Health is focused on the latest tests and procedures to help give peace of mind along with the highest quality care.
Our Breast Imaging Center is staffed with a board certified breast radiologist who performs ultrasound-guided biopsies and stereotactic procedures. We also have a Breast Health Nurse Navigator
to assist you on every step of your journey. Our navigator is specifically trained to provide support, education, and resources for patients and their families travelling through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
To contact the Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator, call (317) 528-6704.