HonorHealth's Breast Health and Research Center offers everything you need for complete and thorough testing.
Mammography (X-ray) remains the leading method to detect cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. With digital mammography, compressing the breast helps detect breast calcifications the size of grains of salt when breast cancer is at its earliest, most treatable stage.
Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to help evaluate areas of concern found in a mammogram. Our GE Healthcare premium ultrasound system — the Logiq E9 — captures breast images with stunning quality. Ultrasound helps us pinpoint where to perform needle biopsies as well.
While a mammogram might show a lump on a monitor, ultrasound will help our breast radiology specialists determine whether the lump is a solid mass or a fluid-filled, benign cyst. If the ultrasound transducer that rolls over the breast hits a mass containing fluid, the sound wave reacts one way. If it hits a solid mass, it reacts another way. The technology often helps our experts determine what's inside the lump.
Other Ultrasound Uses
Ultrasound is also helpful for finding some abnormalities not detected on mammography — especially in dense, fibrocystic breasts. These types of findings are comparatively few in number.
Please note that a doctor's order is necessary for a breast ultrasound. For more information, call 623-780-HOPE (4673).