Breast Diagnostics

  • Genuis 3D Digital Mammography: Genius™ 3D Mammography views each layer of the breast like the pages of a book for more thorough imaging of breasts of all shapes, sizes and densities. It scans all the complexities of the breast tissue in greater detail which allows better evaluation of the breast tissue layer by layer, making fine details more visible and no longer hidden by overlapping tissue.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound following a standard mammogram increases detection of breast cancers that are small. Sound waves look inside the breast with powerful ultrasound technology giving a more realistic view of the whole breast, its physical structures while providing multiple views. It helps distinguish normal findings like cysts or fat lobules from suspicious breast changes that need biopsy.
  • 3D Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: Using a local anesthesia to reduce discomfort, this image-guided biopsy is able to remove several cores of sample tissue and used most often when a distinct lump can’t be felt, but an abnormality is seen on a mammogram. A needle is guided to the suspicious location with the help of 3D stereotactic imaging technology. A small metal clip may be put into the breast to mark where the biopsy sample was taken in case the tissue is cancerous and surgery is needed.
  • Intact Breast Biopsy: Intact Breast Lesion Excision System is a minimally invasive excision performed at the time of biopsy on high-risk breast lesions using ultrasound and stereotactic guidance in place of conventional surgery. High-risk breast lesions are labeled as such because they have an elevated chance of becoming cancerous, prompting many patients to opt for their swift removal. The intact biopsy uses local anesthesia and a small incision to completely remove all suspect tissue. Recovery time is quicker with far less physical discomfort.
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy: Sentinel node biopsy is a surgical procedure used to determine whether cancer has spread beyond a primary tumor into the lymphatic system. The sentinel nodes are the first few lymph nodes into which a tumor drains. Prior to the surgery, the radiologist injects tracer material that helps the surgeon locate and remove the sentinel nodes during surgery. Under general anesthesia, a small incision is made in the area over the lymph nodes. During the procedure, the sentinel nodes that are removed are then sent to a pathologist to examine for signs of cancer.

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Memorial Breast Health Oak Park Campus
1701 Oak Park Blvd.
(337) 494-4755

Memorial for Women Breast Health
1900 Gauthier Rd.
(337) 480-7444