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Digital Mammography

Digital mammography produces very sharp, detailed images of the breast through low dose X-rays. This is especially beneficial in young women, women with dense breasts, women at high risk for breast cancer and women with a personal history of breast cancer. The mammogram is stored on a computer where magnification, orientation, brightness and contrast of the image may be adjusted to better interpret the exam and the radiologist is able to see the breast more clearly.

Digital Mammography
Digital Mammography

Digital Mammography

Digital mammography produces very sharp, detailed images of the breast through low dose X-rays. This is especially beneficial in young women, women with dense breasts, women at high risk for breast cancer and women with a personal history of breast cancer. The mammogram is stored on a computer where magnification, orientation, brightness and contrast of the image may be adjusted to better interpret the exam and the radiologist is able to see the breast more clearly.

Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound

If a patient experiences an abnormal mammogram, a breast ultrasound is often performed to assist in interpreting digital mammography. Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce pictures of breast tissue, and can determine whether a lump is concerning or simply a fluid-filled cyst. Breast ultrasound allows a closer look at breast masses. It may also be used to help doctors guide a biopsy needle into some breast lesions.

Breast Biopsy

All suspicious breast masses are biopsied for diagnosis. Biopsy removes tissue for study and helps detect cancer early, when it is most curable. An alternative to the operating room, TEPAS Breast Center performs biopsies in-house with Mammotome®, a gentler breast biopsy. It uses ultrasound to accurately pinpoint suspicious areas so the doctor can see the needle on a screen as it moves toward and into the mass. Tissue is then gently removed for further examination. This outpatient procedure lasts about 25 minutes and patients return to normal activity with only a small bandage — no stitches required.

Biopsy
Biopsy

Breast Biopsy

All suspicious breast masses are biopsied for diagnosis. Biopsy removes tissue for study and helps detect cancer early, when it is most curable. An alternative to the operating room, TEPAS Breast Center performs biopsies in-house with Mammotome®, a gentler breast biopsy. It uses ultrasound to accurately pinpoint suspicious areas so the doctor can see the needle on a screen as it moves toward and into the mass. Tissue is then gently removed for further examination. This outpatient procedure lasts about 25 minutes and patients return to normal activity with only a small bandage — no stitches required.