BREAST IMAGING & PROCEDURES

We offer a variety of breast imaging services to foster breast wellness. These services include screening and diagnostic mammograms, 3D mammograms, breast ultrasounds and breast biopsies.
For your peace of mind, we strive to provide same-day screening and diagnostic exam results.

3D Mammography, clinically known as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), obtains multiple images of the breast and reconstructs them to create a 3D image of the breast rather than a single image. This technology improves the detection of small cancers and has been shown to reduce the number of patients recalled for more imaging due to false positives. This is used for screening patients and can also be utilized as an additional screening tool if a patient’s 2D mammogram shows dense breast tissue.

To learn more about 3D Mammography or to schedule your appointment, please call our office at 561-361-7872.

Diagnostic Mammograms are used for patients with a personal history of breast cancer as well as to investigate suspicious breast changes, such as a breast lump, breast pain, an unusual skin appearance, nipple thickening or nipple discharge. Research conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) has shown that Digital Mammography is a valuable diagnostic tool for women under age 50, pre-or perimenopausal women, and women with dense breasts.

Additional exams, such as a breast ultrasound, may be performed to aid in diagnosis.

To learn more or to schedule your appointment, please call our office at 561-361-7872.

A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture of the tissues inside the breast. Unlike a mammogram, a breast ultrasound shows all areas of the breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study with a mammogram. A breast ultrasound should not replace a mammogram, but it is helpful to see whether a breast lump is filled with fluid, known as a cyst, or if it is a solid lump. It does not use x-rays or other potentially harmful types of radiation.

To learn more or to schedule your appointment, please call our office at 561-361-7872.

An ultrasound breast biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides accurate results for lesions that are best seen on ultrasound images. During this procedure, the patient lies on their back or side. The breast radiologist will confirm the location of the lesion using an ultrasound probe. Local anesthesia is given into the skin and around the targeted lesion. A biopsy needle is then guided directly into the lesion under ultrasound guidance. Multiple tissue specimens are then obtained. These specimens are sent to a pathology lab to determine if the lesion is benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). At the completion of the procedure, a permanent biopsy marker is then inserted into the biopsy cavity for future reference.

To learn more or to schedule your appointment, please call our office at 561-361-7872.

This is a minimally invasive procedure that provides accurate results for lesions that are best seen on mammogram images. During this procedure, the patient may be sitting or lying down. The breast is placed in compression (like a mammogram). Digital images are taken and stereotactic coordinates are used to localize the lesion within the breast. The breast radiologist will give local anesthesia and make a small skin nick. A needle is then placed in the breast and multiple specimens are obtained. These specimens are sent to a pathology lab to determine if the lesion is benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). At the completion of the procedure, a permanent biopsy marker is then inserted into the biopsy cavity for future reference.

To learn more or to schedule your appointment, please call our office 561-361-7872.

This is a simple procedure performed to drain a symptomatic or questionable cyst within the breast tissue. In this procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the skin. Then the breast radiologist guides a thin needle into the cyst using ultrasound guidance. The fluid is then withdrawn into a syringe. The fluid is usually discarded (not tested) unless blood is found.

To learn more or to schedule your appointment, please call our office at 561-361-7872.

PATIENT FEEDBACK

“I had a great experience at this facility. The front desk staff and techs were all very professional. The radiologist, Dr. Beck, was extremely knowledgeable and had an amazing bed-side manner. She took the time to sit down with me and discuss my results. I would recommend this facility to friends and family.”

Sabrina, patient

“The staff here is so comforting and kind. The first face you see when you walk in is Solange and she makes you feel at ease immediately. I actually called her back to tell her how wonderful I think she is and how at ease she made me feel from the moment I walked in. Dr. Beck was very kind and gentle, and Ana( hope I spelled it correctly) the nurse held my hand during biopsy. The staff here is so precious and I’m very thankful they helped me through a scary time. I would recommend them to everyone.”

Nicole, patient

“Dr. Beck and staff were truly wonderful. I have been going to another Imaging location for the last 30 years. After some unforeseen problem, I found Care Diagnostics. The environment is a warm and friendly hug when you are apprehensive about testing results. I highly recommend you getting your mammogram at care Diagnostics with Dr Beck reading your test.”

Linda, patient