Services

Services

The Breast Center at Floyd provides breast health education and offers the latest technology in breast care. With results in 24 hours, we are able to provide faster care that offers peace of mind.

Clinical Breast Exam

During a clinical breast exam, a breast health specialist will examine your breasts for irregularities, assisting in the early detection of breast cancer. We recommend scheduling a clinical breast exam in addition to your annual mammogram appointment.

Mammogram

A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breast used to detect any changes. Your annual visit to The Breast Center will include a screening or diagnostic mammogram.

  • Screening mammograms are designed for women with no symptoms of breast disease.
  • GeniusTM 3D MammographyTM, which provides detailed, layer-by-layer images of breast tissue, allowing for better detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue
  • Diagnostic mammograms are for women who have symptoms of breast disease, have detected a change in their breast tissue that requires further study or who have a history of breast disease.

​Genetic Testing and Counseling

Women who meet certain criteria are encouraged to undergo BRACAnalysis genetic testing and counseling to find out if they carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer gene mutation. The staff at The Breast Center can help you determine whether or not you should have this genetic testing and provide counseling.

Breast Ultrasound

This procedure uses high-energy sound waves that bounce off internal tissues or organs to make echoes. The echoes form a picture of body tissue called a sonogram or ultrasonography.

A breast ultrasound procedure is commonly performed to determine if an abnormality detected by mammography or a palpable lump is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid tumor (benign or malignant). Breast ultrasound may also be used to identify masses in women whose breast tissue is too dense to be measured accurately by mammography. Breast ultrasound is generally not used as a screening tool for breast cancer detection because it does not always detect some early signs of cancer, such as microcalcifications, which are tiny calcium deposits.

Breast MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the newest and most advanced type of breast imaging. This diagnostic procedure uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. An MRI is recommended for further evaluation of abnormalities detected by mammography and for finding early breast cancers not detected by other tests, especially in women at high risk for cancer and women with dense breast tissue. The most recent guidelines from the American Cancer Society include screening MRI with mammography for certain high-risk women.

Breast Biopsy

Doctors often use a biopsy to follow up after finding signs of breast change. During a biopsy, the doctor removes some cells or tissue, an area of small calcium deposits or the whole lump. The tissue is sent to a lab, where a pathologist will check the cells for cancer or other diseases. Biopsies are the only way to find out if cells are cancerous.

The most common types of biopsies are:

  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Core needle biopsy
  • Surgical biopsy

We offer minimally invasive, image-guided core biopsies using stereotactic mammography, sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide the sampling of tissue, making the process faster and more accurate. The major difference between diagnostic biopsies is the method of imaging used to target the area of concern.

Contact

For more information, contact The Breast Center at Floyd at 706.509.6840 or re​quest an appointment online.