If your physician recommends further testing after a mammogram or physical examination, we help you get answers as quickly as possible. Our radiology department offers breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and stereotactic mammography to determine the exact cause of the problem.
Our radiological experts offer the compassionate care you need to get answers quickly. When you come to Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion for your breast MRI, you benefit from:
Breast MRIs use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed pictures of internal breast structures. This noninvasive test does not use ionizing radiation, and the magnetic field is not harmful to most people. However, MRI scans may interfere with some types of medical equipment. Tell your physician if you use medical devices to treat any other conditions.
Skilled technicians in our radiology department use breast MRIs to:
If examinations detect a lump, your physician may recommend a breast biopsy to further evaluate the suspicious tissue. During a stereotactic breast biopsy, your physician uses mammography to help precisely locate any abnormalities and remove a sample for further testing.
A mammogram uses low-dose X-rays to create pictures inside the breast. Using this technology, your physician guides a thin, hollow needle to the abnormality. Then, your physician removes a small tissue sample for further evaluation in our diagnostic laboratory.
Physicians often recommend stereotactic breast biopsies if other screening tests show abnormalities, including:
Stereotactic mammography is less invasive than other biopsy methods. You may also have less pain and scarring after your procedure. In many cases, this procedure takes less than one hour.
Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion
12311 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
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