Breast Cancer Diagnostics
I am in need of diagnostic testing or a second opinion.
If you have a lump, or other changes in your breast or nipple you may need further evaluation. Further tests may also be prompted by findings on your mammogram and/or breast ultrasound.
We understand this may be a difficult, stressful time for you. Our team provides compassionate care focused on you and what you need.
Common Types of Breast Cancer Diagnostic Tests:
- Advanced imaging including MRI, which is a highly sensitive imaging method that does not use X-rays to generate images.
- Breast biopsy, or a procedure to remove a small portion of tissue for further testing. May be used in combination with ultrasound or MRI.
- Genetic testing to identify the characteristics and changes of chromosomes, genes or proteins. Results can confirm or rule out genetic conditions and indicate the likelihood of further development.
- Ultrasound, which uses sound waves to image the breast and can help identify whether a lump is solid or filled with fluid.
- Ductography or X-rays of the breast’s milk ducts. A thin tube is inserted into the nipple to inject dye into the duct and make it easier to see the images produced.
We also offer second opinion consultations. Our team of radiologists, surgeons and pathologists can review screening or diagnostic test results from another facility and recommend other tests, if needed.