Your chances of beating breast cancer increase when detected early, and a mammogram is the single most-effective method of early detection. Lakeview Regional Medical Center excels at diagnostic and interventional breast care. Our radiologists are accredited by the American College of Radiology and provide same-day results to our patients and physicians.
Breast imaging can help identify:
- Abnormal growths
- Breast cancer
Types of breast imaging include:
- Breast MRI
- Breast Ultrasound
- Digital mammography
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. Lakeview Regional Medical Center has the latest state-of-the-art screening tool— digital breast tomosynthesis—to help detect cancer in its early stages. How it works:
- Digital breast images are converted into a stack of very thin layers or “slices” by using high-powered computing — building what is essentially a three dimensional mammogram.
- During the tomosynthesis part of the exam, an x-ray arm will sweep in a slight arc over the breast taking multiple breast images in just seconds. A computer then produces a 3D image of breast tissue in one-millimeter layers.
- Never has it been possible for the radiologist to see breast tissue in detail. The doctor can examine the tissue a millimeter at a time instead of viewing the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image. Fine details are more clearly visible, no longer hidden by the tissue above and below. With 3D breast imaging, there are fewer false positives.
To schedule an appointment, call (985) 867-4019. 3D mammograms require a doctor’s order (no self-referral).