Coliseum Health System is dedicated to educating women about breast health and providing you with the tools and information you need to stay vigilant in the fight against breast cancer and other breast diseases. There are more ways than ever to diagnose and treat breast abnormalities. Coliseum Medical Centers offers diagnostic and interventional breast care, as well as many services including genetic testing with a team of specialized physicians and clinicians who are experts in breast care. Everything you need is handled, completely and compassionately at the Coliseum Breast Health Center.
Breast Care Services at Coliseum Medical Centers
Healthbreak: Digital Mammography at Coliseum Northside Hospital
Your chances of beating breast cancer increase when detected early, and a mammogram is the single most-effective method of early detection. Breast cancer responds well to early treatment; generally, the sooner it is detected, the more successful the treatment. Mammography can detect a breast lump as small as 1/8 inch. Breast imaging can help identify abnormal growths, breast cancer, cysts, lumps, mastitis, etc.
Coliseum Health System offers digital mammography at Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital.
Physician Order not required for screening……Although physician referrals are not necessary, you may want to consult your personal physician to determine when to make a mammography part of your healthcare plan. Not only does our online registration make getting your mammography easy, we also have available after hours to help ensure everyone is able to receive this screening.
You can do pre-registration online and online mammogram appointment request. Simply, complete the 10-20 minute Online Pre-Registration and Mammogram Scheduling forms at least two business days prior to your scheduled appointment. Saturdays and evening appointments available.
3D Mammography now offered at Coliseum Medical Centers
Coliseum Medical Centers now offers 3D Mammography as a way to detect breast abnormalities. Three-dimensional (3D) mammography, also known as digital mammography with tomosynthesis, is the latest technology in breast mammography.
Benefits of a 3D Mammogram
- Multiple studies have reported that 3D mammography significantly increases breast cancer detection, with a more than 40% increase in the detection of invasive cancers
- Earlier detection of breast cancers
- Clearer lesion image
- Reduction in the number of unnecessary biopsies, minimizing patient anxiety and unnecessary costs
3D mammography is recommended for patients who have the following:
- Previous mammograms with ambiguous or inconclusive results
- Dense breast tissue
- Been previously called back for repeat breast scans
- Undergone biopsies for suspicious masses or lesions in the past
- Breast cancer, or have a family history of cancer
Anyone can request a 3D screening mammogram. No doctor’s order is necessary for the screening mammogram. Depending on your insurance coverage, additional fees may apply for 3-D mammography. You will be informed about any fees that are the patient’s responsibility when checking in for your appointment.