Digital Mammography for Breast Cancer Detection
Digital mammography uses Computer Aided Detection (CAD) to provide high-resolution and quality images. Unlike traditional mammograms that use film, digital image capture offers greater contrast and shortened exam times. The images can also be exchanged with other physicians without information loss.
If you are 40 years of age or older, we recommend an annual mammogram for breast cancer screening. We offer the latest technology in digital mammography and have experienced and caring staff standing by to care for you.
Core Needle Breast Biopsy using Local Anesthesia
When a suspicious lesion is discovered using MRI, mammogram or ultrasound, a core needle breast biopsy offers an alternative to surgery for pain-free and highly-accurate evaluation. The test uses an image-guided system along with local anesthesia to provide a precise diagnosis while reducing the scar typically associated with breast biopsies. This type of breast biopsy is cost-effective and offers shortened procedure and recovery times.
This is a supplemental tool for breast cancer screening for women with dense breasts or uncertain mammogram results.
Early Detection Saves Lives
Annual mammograms are recommended beginning at age 40 and continuing for as long as the woman is in good health. A Clinical breast exam (CBE) is recommended every three years for women in their twenties and thirties as part of a periodic health exam. Then, a CBE is recommended every year for a woman 40 and over.
It is important that women know how their breasts normally feel and report any breast changes to their health care providers. Breast self-exams (BSE) is an option for women starting in their twenties.
Ask Dr. Chou at your next appointment how to perform a BSE or for accurate and early diagnosis of breast cancer using the latest breast cancer detection tests and techniques.