Minimally Invasive Breast Diagnostic Procedures
Fortunately, most breast lumps are not cancerous. Yet if a lump is found, it must be properly examined and diagnosed. We offer a full range of the latest, most innovative diagnostic services that are renowned for accuracy, while offering far less pain, scarring and anxiety than traditional surgical biopsies. These include minimally invasive biopsies such as those under stereotactic guidance that allows the extraction of tiny abnormalities, which can be the earliest sign of breast cancer. Other advanced techniques include ultrasound-guided core biopsy, fine needle aspiration, ductograms and cyst aspiration. Breast ultrasounds and PET scans allow sophisticated imaging of tissue without being invasive.
Breast MRI - the Newest Technologies
Providence offers one of the newest technologies in the detection and assessment of breast cancer - Breast MRI. While it is not a replacement for mammography, it may be used to detect small lesions that may be missed by mammography, produce successful images of dense breasts (usually found in younger women) and take images of women who have breast implants.