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Radiologists who specialize in breast imaging are dedicated to leading the way in how breast health is approached. They interpret mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast MRIs, and perform diagnostic breast procedures that can help diagnose and treat breast cancer and other conditions of the breast.



    Digital mammography uses a low-dose x-ray system to produce an electronic image of the breast. The digital images allow the radiologist to see inside breast tissue. Mammography is used to detect and evaluate changes in your breast tissue and is the most accurate screening tool in the early detection of breast cancer.



    Breast ultrasound is often used to evaluate suspicious or abnormal findings detected during a screening or diagnostic mammogram by using high frequency sound waves to create detailed imaged of the breast or tissue being examined. Ultrasound is useful in differentiating whether a questionable area in the breast is cystic, fluid-filled, or a solid structure.



    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology produces very detailed images of breast tissue and surrounding anatomy. It can assist your provider in understanding the extent of disease in the breast or as a surgical planning tool if you have already been diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast MRI is not recommended in lieu of mammography and ultrasound but as an additional diagnostic tool to look at the structure of the breast tissue.



    A breast biopsy is a procedure to remove a sample of tissue from a suspicious area of the breast. The removed cells can be further examined under a microscope to determine if there is the presence of breast cancer. There are three types of biopsies: fine needle aspiration biopsy, core-needle biopsy, and surgical biopsy. The physician will consider the appearance, size, and location of the area in order to determine the recommended type of biopsy.