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Complete Diagnostics

Advanced Imaging at Community Medical Center offers complete breast diagnostic imaging services in our comfortable facility on South Avenue.


Our services include:


3D Mammograms
Technically known as breast tomosynthesis, 3D mammography is a major advancement in breast examination and diagnostic technology. By providing your radiologist with extremely detailed imaging, 3D mammograms significantly improve proper diagnosis and reduce the likelihood of callback tests when used in combination with 2D digital mammograms. This state-of-the-art service is available at all our locations.


Digital Mammograms
Also called full-field digital mammography (FFDM), digital mammography is a system that uses a computer, rather than X-ray film, to record X-ray images of the breast. A digital mammogram aided with computer enhancement makes screening faster and more precise, essentially providing twice the resolution in half the time of a traditional mammogram.


Diagnostic Mammograms

Diagnostic mammography is used for patient evaluation when abnormal clinical findings, such as a breast lump or lumps, have been found by a patient or her provider. It may also be given after an abnormal screening mammography to further evaluate the area of concern.

 

Breast MRI and MRI-Guided Biopsy
Breast MRI is highly sensitive and has emerged as a preferred method for early detection in certain patients with high risk, dense breast tissue or specific kinds of tumors. Scan time is a comfortable 45 minutes, while the amount of data produced often exceeds 800 images per examination. Images are promptly evaluated by one of our experienced, one-site radiologists. MRI-guided breast biopsies can also be performed to remove tissue if an abnormality cannot be diagnosed through imaging alone.


Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

Ultrasound imaging uses a small topical transducer and ultrasound gel to expose the body to high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound safely and painlessly produces accurate pictures of the inside of the breast. It is excellent for diagnosing the nature of abnormalities and is often used as a follow up to a digital mammogram. In addition, ultrasound can be used to precisely locate and guide the surgical removal of abnormal tissue (biopsy) for examination.


Stereotactic Biopsy

A lump deep inside the breast, or an abnormality too small to feel, can be biopsied using stereotactic biopsy. This biopsy procedure uses a computer and a 3D scanning device to find the tumor site and guide the removal of tissue for examination under a microscope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Imaging, 2803 South Avenue, Missoula, Montana 59804. Phone: Toll Free (866) 462-4306.