Breast Imaging

What is looked for on a mammogram?

The doctor reading your mammogram will be looking for different types of breast changes, such as small white spots called calcifications, abnormal areas called masses, and other suspicious findings that could be signs of cancer. Your mammogram report will also contain an assessment of your breast density.

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Integral Part of Breast Cancer Management

In addition to X-ray based mammograms, and tomosynthesis, or 3D mammograms, other imaging modalities include ultrasound wave-based and magnetic-field-based or radioactive tracer breast imaging to evaluate breast cancer or aid in the diagnosis of tissue abnormalities.

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Additional Interests

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    Meeting You Where You Are

    Screening mammograms are available at Woman's Hospital Imaging at Entrance 1, and on the Mobile Mammography Coach, which travels to parishes across the state.

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    Let’s Look Further

    You may receive a call back to obtain views of the breast from several angles or better evaluate changes. Diagnostic mammograms are scheduled in Advanced Imaging near Entrance 4.

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    Know for Sure

    A breast biopsy is a test that removes tissue from the suspicious area. These cells are examined to check for the presence of breast cancer. Many women who have a breast biopsy do not have breast cancer.

Exceptional Cancer Care

When it comes to breast and gynecologic cancer treatment, working together with the region's leading providers to deliver the best possible outcome is at the heart of everything we do. Because walking with women through every step of their cancer journey is what we do all day. Every day.