The Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Providence is a state-of-the art facility staffed by expert physicians and staff in multiple specialties, all of whom are dedicated to the detection and treatment of breast cancer.   

The Breast Care Center is one of our ministry’s Centers of Excellence, where multiple resources are made available to our patients in providing the most optimal course of treatment.  Our patients are provided holistic care in a spiritually centered setting.  Our emphasis is on timely evaluation of the problem, rapid diagnosis and the provision of the best options to women and men with breast disease.

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3D Breast Tomosynthesis

Breast tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that can offer better cancer detection, fewer call backs and greater peace of mind. It is currently offered for all screening mammograms.

What is Breast Tomosynthesis?

Breast tomosynthesis is a breakthrough in mammography that provides a clearer, more accurate view compared to digital mammography alone
Research on breast tomosynthesis in large populations consistently shows:

  • Improved breast cancer detection rates, especially invasive cancers
  • A decrease in call backs, which may lessen anxiety for patients

A New Dimension in Breast Cancer Detection

Conventional digital mammography produces one image of overlapping tissue, making it difficult to detect cancers. Performed with digital mammography using the same scanner, breast tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the entire breast. It allows our specialized breast radiologists to see through layers of tissue and examine areas of concern from all angles. Benefits can include:

  • Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden during digital mammography
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
  • Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors, which occur in 15% of breast cancer patients
  • Clearer images of dense breast tissue

Breast Cancer Screening by Specialists

The Breast Imaging department at Providence Breast Center includes a team of specialized breast radiologists who are experts in detecting breast lesions through the use of mammography, ultrasound and MRI.


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