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Women's Diagnostic Center

Overview

Located in the Ricketson Medical Building, the Women’s Diagnostic Center offers a relaxing atmosphere for the services of mammography, ultrasound and DEXA Scan.

Digital Mammography

  • Provides clearer, more readable images that can be manipulated and magnified.
  • Reduces the amount of repeat testing that women have to undergo.
  • Our healthcare professionals can better see the entire breast area and tissue at the skin line.
  • Images can be stored and transmitted electronically and are more accessible.
  • Shorter exam times for both screening and diagnostic purposes.
  • Images can be reviewed almost instantaneously.

Invenia ABUS Innovative breast cancer screening for women with dense breast tissue.

Mammography may miss over 1/3 of cancers in dense breasts.  The Invenia ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound System) is a comfortable, non-ionizing alternative to other supplemental screening options for women with dense breast tissue. When used in addition to mammography, Invenia ABUS can improve breast cancer detection by 35.7 percent over mammography alone.

Why is Invenia ABUS screening needed?

Approximately 40% of American women have dense breasts.  Having dense breasts can increase a woman’s risk to develop cancer by 4-6 times. Mammography may miss cancers in dense breasts, Invenia ABUS has been proven to help clinicians find 35.7 percent more cancers after a normal or benign mammographic finding.

What are the steps in an Invenia ABUS exam?

The Invenia ABUS acquisition process uses 3D ultrasound technology to comfortably and quickly image women with dense breast tissue. Each exam takes approximately 15 minutes.

SenoClaire 3D Tomosynthesis

Helps clinicians find cancers in women with all breast tissue types with no increased radiation compared to a standard 2D mammogram. Breast tomosynthesis is a three-dimensional breast imaging technology.  Recommended by radiologists, this imaging technique provides an enhanced view over 2D traditional mammography by reducing the “overlap” of structures.  The result is less patient call back, reduced anxiety and improved breast cancer detection.

GE Senographe Pristina

The GE Senographe Pristina is a 3-D mammogram that increases patient comfort, technologist accuracy, and provides more accurate imaging for the radiologist, all without increased radiation exposure to the patient.

The Pristina is also paired with software that grades the technologists on their breast positioning and compression. Because of this technology and the feedback it provides, Oaklawn’s mammogram technologists are ranked in the top 10% in the world for good/perfect breast positioning. Compression and positioning are both crucial to providing the radiologist with accurate images and detecting abnormalities in the breast tissue.

A Pristina 3-D mammogram is suitable for all women, not just those with dense breast tissue. In fact, 83% of patients say they prefer the Senographe Pristina.

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