The Breast Imaging Center at Memorial University Medical Center provides the latest imaging technology for every woman, every time.
All of our mammograms use 3D technology, which allows us to see more detail and detect tumors at an early stage. It also reduces the stress of unnecessary call-backs and further testing.
The Breast Imaging Center works closely with the fellowship-trained surgeons at The Center for Breast Care. Elena Rehl, M.D., and William Burak Jr., M.D., specialize in all aspects of breast health.
Take a tour of our newly renovated Breast Imaging Center featuring 3D mammography technology for every woman, every time. We are open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
A 3D mammogram is very similar to a traditional mammogram, and requires just a few more seconds of your time. A technologist will position you and compress your breast between two plates. An X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, capturing multiple images in just seconds. This produces 3D images of your breast tissue in one-millimeter slices, providing greater detail than traditional 2D mammograms.
The technologist quickly reviews the images on a monitor to ensure everything is captured. The compression is then removed and the images are sent to our fellowship-trained radiologist for review.
In the traditional 2D mammogram on the left, there is an area of concern that a physician may want to investigate further with an additional mammogram or biopsy. The same breast tissue is shown on the right with a 3D mammogram. The 3D technology captures slices that the radiologist can scroll through like pages of a book. By looking at these slices, the physician can see that the breast tissue is normal and no additional testing is needed. In the 2D image, the area of concern was created by overlapping tissue pressed together in one flat image. This can make normal breast tissue look abnormal.
Screening mammograms are covered by most
insurance companies. If you have questions about your plan, contact your
provider or call us at 912-350-PINK (7465). Resources are available for
patients who do not have insurance and are unable to pay.