One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. However, 90 percent of breast cancer cases can be successfully treated if detected early. Mammograms are the key to early detection. A tumor may grow for as long as seven years before you or your physician can feel it. Mammograms can pinpoint abnormalities before they reach a more dangerous stage.
A large percentage of women older than age 40 (who physicians recommend have mammograms annually) have never had a mammogram. Not one. A mammogram takes a low dose X-ray of a woman’s breasts that can detect very small cancers. Yet, for many women, making time for a mammogram can be a bother, and mammograms can be uncomfortable. But a mammogram can save your mother’s life, your sister’s, your best friend’s or your own.
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Breast Health Services is patient-centered, all-inclusive breast care with staff dedicated to offering the most up-to-date digital technology available. Their experience and expertise, combined with a sensitive environment for women, provide a comforting atmosphere.
INTEGRIS Bass Breast Health Services staff members work closely with the health care professionals at INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center to provide patients with access to a complete range of support groups, individual and family counseling services, medical therapies and rehabilitation services.
X-rays of the breasts for women with no abnormal symptoms or breast concerns.
X-rays of the breasts for women with a breast symptom such as pain, lump, discharge or retractive nipple. A diagnostic mammogram is more extensive and requires a doctor’s referral.
High-frequency sound waves used to evaluate a specific area or tissue within the breast.
Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
High-frequency sound waves guide the radiologist to the exact area of concern, while small tissue samples are removed for evaluation.
Radiologists use X-ray guidance to target the exact area of concern while small tissue samples are removed for evaluation.
With ultrasound guidance, the radiologist uses a fine needle to draw fluid from a breast cyst.
Breast Needle Localization
The mammography unit is used by the radiologist to localize the area in the breast to place a needle for surgical specimen removal.
A radiographic examination used to determine or evaluate bone strength.
Computer Aided Detection
Aids in early detection of breast cancer by allowing the radiologist to utilize a computer based over-read system. This “second look” affords the radiologist yet another resource during mammography interpretation.
A magnetic field and radio beam are used to create a picture of the breast for additional imaging or for biopsy procedures.
Our team of specialists includes fellowship trained physicians, registered mammographers and ultrasonographers.
Preparing for Your Visit
- Please wear two-piece clothing.
- Do not use deodorant, powders or lotions around your breasts or under your arms.
- It is essential that you bring previous mammograms if they were taken at another facility to ensure there are no delays in your results.