Digital Mammography is the evolution in mammography.
A digital mammogram offers superior images and provides
the radiologist with state of the art viewing capabilities.
This way we can insure conclusive reports for both screening
and diagnostic mammography. A screening mammogram consists
of two views of each breast. Diagnostic mammograms are specialized
mammograms designed to view a specific spot on the breast.
The radiologist would normally recommend a Diagnostic Mammogram
is something appears on a screening. A "spot compression
magnification" view is typically what is required for
a diagnostic mammogram. This is a magnified view of a particular
area of the breast.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate a
picture of the breast tissue. No compression is necessary.
Ultrasound is particularly useful in telling cysts from
solid masses in the breast. Cysts are very common and totally
benign; about half of all women have some cysts in their
breasts at some point. Ultrasound is also very helpful in
characterizing masses and lumps.
A mammogram can show an abnormal change in breast tissue, but only a biopsy can determine whether or not it is malignant. A breast biopsy involves removing all or part of the abnormal breast tissue, and examining it under a microscope to determine diagnosis. Pinnacle Imaging will usually perform a breast biopsy to check a mass or suspicious area found during a breast
examination, mammogram, ultrasound. There are various types of breast biopsies, ranging from fine-needle aspiration to vacuum-assisted, and the selection of technique depends on the size, location and characteristics of the mass. Pinnacle Imaging now specializes in various types of biopsies including, but not limited to:
• Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
a thin needle to remove cells
• Core needle biopsy
- uses a large needle fitted with a special tip
• Vacuum-assisted core biopsy
a hollow probe that uses a gentle vacuum to remove a sample of breast tissue Our experienced, board-certified radiologists will review each individual case and, depending on its complexity, will then determine which biopsy type to conduct for each patient. Our team is dedicated to providing quality care and fast, accurate results.
Bone density scanning is an enhanced form
of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. Bone
Density is today’s established standard for measuring
bone mineral density (BMD). It is essential in detecting
and monitoring osteoporosis.