Diagnostic Center for Women

Clark Regional Medical Plaza

The Diagnostic Center offers digital technology including digital mammography, computer-aided detection, stereotactic breast biopsies, ultrasound and bone-density testing.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Diagnostic Center for Women at (859) 737-8301.

The Diagnostic Center for Women features same-day test results and, if needed, additional testing during the same visit.  Patients also have the option to have same day stereotactic biopsy if indicated.  This helps alleviate the stress and worry of waiting for additional testing.

Patient Features:

  • Private waiting area
  • Comfortable surroundings
  • One-on-one patient care

Awards:

  • Certified by the Food and Drug Addministration Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program (FDA/MQSA) for Mammography.
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology for over 15 years for Mammography .
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology in Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
  • Designated "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology, October 2009 (Of the 160+ Breast Facilities in the state of Kentucky, we were 1 of 6 facilities to be honored with this recognition at the time it was received)

Digital Mammography

Digital mammography can detect early-stage breast cancer

If you're a woman 40 years of age or older,
you should have a mammogram every year.

Schedule your mammogram today by calling us at
(859) 737-8301. (A physician's order is required).

Concerned about breast cancer?
Click here to determine your risk.

Our Hologic Selenia digital mammography unit was installed January 2009. The unit is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the FDA/MQSA. The program has received 100% compliance from the FDA/MQSA for more than seven consecutive years.

With digital mammography, images are available immediately on a computer. These images enhance the ability to detect breast cancer in women once very difficult to diagnose over the conventional film/screen technique. The use of digital mammography allows physicians to enhance, magnify, and manipulate the image to make a more accurate diagnosis.
 
Patient Features:

  • Flexible compression paddles for patient comfort
  • One-on-one patient care

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Stereotactic breast biopsies are a way to precisely and accurately sample tissue from a suspected abnormality found on a mammogram without surgery. Compared to surgery, stereotactic breast biopsy is quicker, less painful, and less costly—there are fewer complications, and the procedure requires minimal recovery time. The entire biopsy is obtained through a tiny nick in the skin no more than 5mm in size. There is no need for sutures; doctors simply tape a small dressing to the site. Within days, the skin nick has healed and there is minimal to no evidence of a biopsy. With dedicated stereotactic breast biopsy instruments, the woman lies on her stomach with the breast suspended through an opening in the biopsy table. The table is then elevated so the physician can perform the biopsy from below, with the breast being compressed similarly to a conventional mammogram. At Clark Regional, a computer-guided imaging system is used to locate the precise location of the abnormality, which is then removed with a needle.

Ultrasound

Clark Regional Medical Center's program is accredited by American College of Radiology for Breast Ultrasound, Breast Care Biopsy, and Vascular Ultrasound. We provide a dedicated ultrasound unit in our Diagnostic Center for Women for continued patient privacy, comfort & convenience.
  • Breast Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic exam that requires no prep and can be performed alone or in tandem with mammography.
  • Ultrasound Biopsy or Ultrasound Aspirations can be performed to obtain a sample of fluid or tissue of any breast abnormality. Ultrasound guided procedures are minimally invasive while still providing accurate diagnosis.

Patient Features:

  • Private rooms
  • Warm gel
  • Aspirations/Biospsies as needed for Thryriods, Soft Tissue Masses, etc.

Bone Density Testing

A bone density test, also known as bone mass measurement or bone mineral density test, measures the strength and density of your bones as you approach menopause and, when the test is repeated sometime later, can help determine how quickly you are losing bone mass and density. These tests are painless, noninvasive, and safe. They compare your bone density with standards for what is expected in someone of your age, gender, and size and to the optimal peak bone density of a healthy young adult of the same gender. Bone density testing can help:
  • Detect low bone density before a fracture occurs.
  • Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you have already fractured. 
  • Predict your chances of fracturing in the future. 
  • Determine your rate of bone loss and/or monitor the effects of treatment if the test is conducted at intervals of a year or more.  

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Diagnostic Center for Women at (859) 737-8301.