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Clark Regional Outpatient Imaging
Clark Clinic A
The Imaging Center offers digital technology including 3D digital mammography, computer-aided detection, stereotactic breast biopsies, ultrasound and bone-density testing.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Outpatient Imaging at 833.234.4050
The Imaging Center features same-day test results for diagnostic imaging and, if needed, additional testing during the same visit. Patients also have the option to have same day breast biopsy if indicated, which helps alleviate the stress and worry of waiting for additional testing.
- The latest technology
- Private waiting area
- Comfortable surroundings
- One-on-one patient care
- 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 20 years for Mammography .
- Accredited by the American College of Radiology in Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That's why it's important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100 percent.
At Clark Regional Medical Center, your breast health is important to us. Our caring staff uses the latest technology -- like 3D mammography -- in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
What is 3D mammography?
3D mammography is a type of digital mammography which uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with regular 2D digital mammography.
3D mammography follows the same basic procedure that you're probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography. 3D lasts just a few seconds longer, slightly extending the time of minor discomfort you may feel and the low-risk radiation exposure involved with all forms of digital mammography.
Why should I get a 3D mammogram?
The more complete and accurate image of your breast generated by 3D mammography allows us to detect breast cancer earlier and more effectively than traditional 2D mammography, so that we can take action to help you fight.
3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue or have been given a previous cancer or lesion diagnosis.
And 3D mammography's higher accuracy means less unnecessary return visits to the doctor for false positives that turn out to be non-cancerous.
What does all of that mean for you? Greater peace of mind.
How can I get a 3D mammogram?
When you take control of your preventive health, we're in a better position to work with you to detect any issues that arise and to help you fight them every step of the way.
- Latest technology available
- Flexible compression paddles for patient comfort
- One-on-one patient care
To schedule a 3D mammogram, give us a call at 833.234.4050
Stereotactic Breast BiopsyStereotactic 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 sits upright in a special chair with the breast compressed, similar 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 sampled with a needle.
UltrasoundClark 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 Imaging Center 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 most breast abnormalities. Ultrasound guided procedures are minimally invasive while still providing accurate diagnosis.
- Private rooms
- Warm gel
- Aspirations/Biospsies as needed for Thryriods, Soft Tissue Masses, etc.
Bone Density TestingA 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.
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