Early Detection Starts With You. Celebrate good health with a mammogram. The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram between ages of 35 and 40, with routine mammograms recommended annually after age 40. Based on your personal and family medical history, your physician will determine how often you should have a mammogram.
The Women's Imaging Center offers comfort, privacy, and a caring environment to meet the needs of women. Our state-of-the-art imaging center is accredited by the American College of Radiology and all examinations are performed according to the specific guidelines set forth by the FDA. Inside you will find a spacious waiting area, coffee and tea kitchenette for our patients to enjoy light refreshments. A separate registration area is provided to assure privacy and the examination rooms are private and sensitive to your needs.
The Women's Imaging Center provides quick and easy access to a range of health services, including:
Mammograms provide an x-ray of your breast. Changes in your breast often show up in a mammogram long before you can feel them during a self exam.
The Women's Imaging Center at Augusta Health is the area's provider of Digital Mammography. With our digital mammography system, we have greatly enhanced our ability to detect breast cancers at earlier stages. Learn more about Digital Mammography
3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)
3D Mammograms are a form of Digital Mammography. They create a layered, or 3D image that allows radiologists to see tissue in more detail, often reducing the need for callbacks by making breast cancers easier to see in dense breast tissue. Learn more about 3D Mammography
Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous. A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. In a stereotactic breast biopsy, a special mammography machine uses x-rays to help guide the radiologist's biopsy equipment to the site of the abnormal growth.
Image Guided Biopsy
Image guided biopsy is performed by taking sample of an abnormality under some form of guidance such as ultrasound or MRI.
Bone Densitometry testing is used to determine the risk of osteoporosis. This safe, painless procedure uses small amounts of radiation to measure bone density. Early detection is important in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
A Breast Ultrasound may be ordered if suspicious areas are detected during your mammogram. Sound waves create an image of your breast and the image appears on a video monitor. An ultrasound provides much more detailed information than a mammogram.