We perform about mammograms annually using a digital mammogram machine with 3-D tomosynthesis that increases the sensitivity of mammography as well as reducing patient recall rates and this is the only mammogram machine with the 3-D tomosynthesis in the region. The mammogram machine also has stereotactic biopsy capability that allows for biopsy of suspicious calcifications or lesions with no sonographic correlate.
We perform breast ultrasounds annually serving patients from the breast clinic as well as those referred from external facilities.
Biopsy services are available using core needles under ultrasound-guidance and stereotactic guidance. Vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) is set to start in late 2018 and look forward to it since it has greater yield compared to core needle biopsies and also allows for excision of small masses. The specimens are sent to the Pathology department and we work together as a team to ensure accurate diagnosis and correlation of the imaging findings.