Partnering with you for breast health
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. Highlands Regional Medical Center Breast Services provides helpful services to educate women on breast health, and encourage self-exams and routine screenings. We utilize highly sophisticated imaging technology that can detect breast cancer at the earliest stages, when treatment can be most effective. The combination of highly trained, caring technologists and the latest imaging technology allows us to deliver the highest quality of care.
The Highlands Regional Medical Center Breast Services staff works with each patient in our spa like setting offering our patients a comfortable, private experience. We have a team of dedicated technicians, radiologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, breast surgeons and oncologists on staff to give you the best care and fastest results possible.
Should further treatment be required you can be confident that Highlands Regional Medical Center is leading the way in Surgical Technology, State of the Art Surgical Suites featuring Smart OR’s® and Superior High Definition Imaging. Our on-site lab is the only the only lab in a three county area to have CAP and AABB certifications.
We offer the ability to get both your mammogram and bone density screenings during the same visit, with the low wait times you’ve come to expect.
Mammography is an x-ray exam of the breasts used to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. Highlands Regional Medical Center offers state-of-the-art digital imaging technology for mammograms. Our computer-aided detection (CAD) system further enhances your mammogram, identifying areas of potential concern so that Radiologists can determine if there is a need for additional imaging tests or a biopsy. For greater comfort, we use FDA-approved MammoPads®. These soft foam pads help ease the discomfort some women feel during the compression necessary for a quality image. It offers numerous benefits to women, including:
- Improved accuracy of screening exams, especially for women with dense breast tissue.
- Less radiation exposure.
- Superior image quality, reducing the need for repeat exams.
Breast ultrasound (sonography)
A breast ultrasound is often used to further evaluate an abnormality found during a mammogram. Ultrasound allows doctors to see the area closest to the chest wall, which can be difficult to see using mammography. This technology also helps doctors determine whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or is a solid mass.
When a lump or abnormal area is detected during screening, a biopsy can determine whether cells are cancerous. Advanced imaging technology — such mammography or ultrasound — can be combined with minimally invasive techniques to obtain tissue samples. Highlands Regional stereotactic breast biopsy is done using our new digital technology, making it quicker and more accurate than the standard film x-rays used in the past.
To schedule a mammogram or other screening exam, please call (863) 471-5812.