Digital Mammography still holds the gold standard for breast health imaging. A screening mammogram is part of routine breast health. A diagnostic mammogram is used to investigate breast symptoms such as a lump, pain, nipple thickening or discharge, or a change in breast size or shape.
Breast Ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to image breast tissue. When an area of concern is seen on a mammogram, an ultrasound can determine if it is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass. Cysts are most often benign.
Automated Breast Volume Scan (ABVS) is used in women with dense breast tissue where mammography alone may not be fully effective in detecting cancerous tumors. On a mammogram, dense tissue looks white and can hide breast masses or tumors, which also appear white. Studies show adding ultrasound to mammography results in increased detection for those patients with dense breast tissue. If your mammogram shows you have dense breast tissue, talk to your physician about ABVS Ultrasound, radiation-free, 3D ultrasound.
Bilateral Breast MRI is used to evaluate concerns detected by mammography or ultrasound and to assess treatment. MRI guided Breast Biopsies are performed at Health Village Imaging. The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines recommend Breast MRI for high risk women. The guidelines are detailed on the American Cancer Society website.
Bone Densitometry (DEXA) provides precise and accurate measurement of bone mineral density used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis.