Diagnostic Breast Services
The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center is able to achieve
an optimal level of care that is offered nowhere else in the region. We
offer the latest in technology and services, including:
- Comprehensive care of the breast cancer patient by a multidisciplinary
panel of breast and reconstructive surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists,
radiologists and pathologists who meet weekly to prospectively consider
all elements of the patients' care. Additionally, this provides an
opportunity for multiple second opinions for each patient.
- A Breast Cancer High Risk Assessment Program with access to genetic testing.
- Access to the latest clinical research and trials.
- Surgical Consultations.
- Breast Patient Navigator.
- Appointments are not required for screening mammography.
The latest in screening and diagnostic imaging technologies, including:
- All digital screening and diagnostic mammography.
Tomosynthesis - a special kind of mammogram that produces a 3-D image of the breast
by using several low dose x-rays obtained at different angles. For tomosynthesis,
the breast is positioned and compressed in the same way as for a mammogram
but the x-ray tube moves in a circular arc around the breast, and the
information is sent to a computer, which produces a focused 3-D image
of the breast.
Computer Aided Detection (iCAD) Mammography – a system that helps our radiologists recognize subtle changes
in breast tissue.
Breast MRI – an additional screening tool reserved for women who are at high
risk for breast cancer due to family history and/or a mutation in genes
such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Diagnostic breast MRI is offered as well.
Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) – a molecular breast imaging technique for identifying cancerous
lesions in the breast, particularly in women who were previously challenging
Whole-Breast Ultrasound — an adjunct to mammography for screening women with dense breast tissue.
High-Resolution Breast Ultrasound – a diagnostic tool that provides a picture of the breast tissue,
including the area closest to the chest wall, which can be difficult to
image through a mammogram alone.
Ultrasound-Guided Core Needle or Fine-Needle Biopsy – an advanced, minimally invasive and virtually painless procedure
that is used in place of surgical biopsy to determine if a tumor is cancerous.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy – an advanced biopsy system with a high degree of accuracy that
is also a virtually painless alternative to surgery.
Dexa Scanning (Bone Density).