The Breast Imaging Center provides complete breast imaging services. Screening and diagnostic mammography are done by certified technologists, and the exam also includes a breast physical exam by the technologist. Other examinations performed include diagnostic breast ultrasound, image-guided biopsy and cyst aspiration, and preoperative localization. Diagnostic breast MRI is performed elsewhere but interpreted by a breast imaging physician. Breast imaging physicians participate in a weekly Breast Cancer Case Management multidisciplinary conference.
A research protocol is underway using the Mammotome ultrasound-guided biopsy system to resect small suspicious lesions preoperatively to determine whether complete excision can be obtained.