The Breast Center is home to the most experienced and dedicated radiologists in the valley. A staff of radiology technologists and registered nurses are available to meet all patient needs. The center is unique because we provide many services for patients from mammography to bone density screenings. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered atmosphere that focuses on the comfort of the patient.
Mammograms, both digital and 3-D, are offered during the center's hours of operation. The center also offers a unique program for women requiring a breast biopsy. When a mammogram is performed and further studies are needed, a nurse calls the patient to set up an appointment for additional mammogram views or an ultrasound. If the radiologist indicates the need for a biopsy, and the patient's physician agrees, a consultation with a surgeon is scheduled in the center. If possible, the biopsy is performed the same day as the consultation. If it cannot be performed the same day, the surgeon schedules the biopsy. Local surgeons work each week in the center. This unique biopsy program has reduced the wait time for an appointment with a surgeon by four weeks or more. This concept alleviates anxiety, and gives our patients access to nurses for one-on-one question and answer sessions. The big plus is the expertise and skill of a team that includes radiologists and surgeons who are dedicated to fast and efficient care.
The Breast Center also has CAMC's only radiology technologist certified for bone density testing, the study performed to diagnose osteoporosis. The bone density study is a pain free test and takes about 20 minutes to perform. Walk-ins are welcome with a physician's order. No scheduling necessary.
The center also offers breast and pelvic ultrasounds performed by experienced ultrasonographers. A physician's order is needed for this procedure as well and can be scheduled by calling (304) 388-9677.
The goal of the Breast Center is to provide you with highly skilled and timely service in a comfortable and compassionate environment. Our friendly team strive to make your experience as relaxing as possible while meeting your health care needs.
If you have any questions about the above-mentioned information, please call (304) 388-2861.
To pre-register for a mammogram or any other testing, call (304) 388-9677.
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday