Breast Health Services
Committed to Women’s Health
Early detection can be your best bet at fighting breast cancer. Our breast
health services feature the most advanced technology in mammography and
breast imaging to help detect abnormalities long before you or your doctor
could notice them. In fact, all of BCH’s mammography locations have
received the prestigious designation of being a Breast Cancer Center of
Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Staying on top of your screening mammograms is key to detecting breast
cancer at its earliest stages. We offer:
Digital mammography: Creates incredibly accurate and vivid images of breast tissue. Compared
to traditional film-based mammography, digital mammography uses less radiation
and allows our radiologists to manipulate high-resolution digital images
so abnormalities can more easily be seen.
3D mammography (tomosynthesis): This is a newer type of imaging technology that creates a highly detailed,
3D composite picture of the breast, allowing radiologists to view several
layers of breast tissue from various angles. This type of mammogram makes
it easier to detect small cancer tumors in moderately dense or very dense
breast tissue. It’s also beneficial for patients with an increased
risk for or personal history of breast cancer.
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Most women should have annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40,
according to current American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society
of Breast Imaging (SBI) guidelines. Doctors may recommend starting mammograms
before age 40 if you have a strong family history of breast cancer.
BCH recommends that women have regular screening mammograms annually starting
at age 40, along with
breast self-awareness and annual well-woman checkups that include a clinical breast exam. Three-quarters
of women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history and
are not considered high risk.
For your convenience, BCH offers both screening and diagnostic breast imaging
at three locations:
To schedule an appointment, please call 303-415-5170.
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