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Highly qualified female technologists prepare all your tests.
According to the American Cancer Society Standards, monthly breast exams along with yearly mammograms are considered to be the biggest aid in diagnosing breast cancer. Women age 40 and older should get an annual screening mammogram even if they appear to show no breast symptoms. If you are at a higher risk (like a family history of breast cancer) you should speak with your doctor as you may need to start earlier screenings.
At Chandler Regional you have the benefits of multiple imaging screenings in the attempt of early detection and treatment.
In 2013, approximately 230,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed. Ultimately, one in every eight women will be affected with this disease and 39,000 women will lose their battle against breast cancer. It is likely that someone you know will be personally will be directly affected by breast cancer this year alone, making breast cancer the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
The most effective test when screening for osteoporosis or trying to detect the early onset of the disease is a bone densitometry scan.
The Women's Imaging Center is certified by the Mammography Quality Standards Act and American College of Radiology allowing you direct access to certified technologists, board certified radiologists and a women's imaging specialist.
Ultrasound, sometimes known as sonography is a diagnostic procedure using high frequency sound waves to show images inside your body. The sound waves come from a small hand-held device - or transducer- which sends and receives these signals.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast or breast MRI- is a technique that captures multiple cross-sectional pictures of your breast. Breast MRI involves combining the images, using a computer to generate two and three dimensional pictures.
Needle wire localization is a procedure used to mark an area of abnormal breast tissue that was found on a mammogram and/or ultrasound. This area of abnormal breast tissue usually cannot be felt by you or your doctor.
The Women's Imaging Center is here to provide minimally invasive breast biopsies to patients who have been referred by their doctor. Our staff is senstive to your anxiety and fears and are here to answer any questions you may have before, during or after testing.
We are located at:
Halsted Clinic & Breast Center
1727 West Frye Road, Suite 110
Chandler, AZ 85224
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