A Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) at PLC allows for creation of detailed images from inside of the breast, and helps identify the presence of cancerous masses in the presence of cancer-like symptoms, or determine exactly how far along cancer may have formed. A Breast MRI can also help identify saline leaks for women with breast implants and be a useful complement to mammography for women who have been told they have “dense breasts”.
A Breast Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test that allows safe examination of the breasts. An ultrasound may be used in conjunction with a mammogram or other imaging to better identify abnormalities, including masses that may or may not be cancerous, and for women with dense breast tissue.
For routine screening of breast cancer in women over 40, a mammography should be added for the early identification of cancer or other diseases. This is a detailed x-ray, more suitable for women who show no signs or symptoms of breast cancer and allows your PLC physician to better determine if further testing is necessary.
PLC stands at the forefront of modern medical technology, including Molecular Breast Imaging for in-depth identification of cancerous tissue within the breasts. Through the injection of tracker fluid into the veins, paired with a camera that can detect the small, safe levels of radiation the tracker gives off, your PLC doctor can better detect the presence of cancer cells or other abnormalities. Molecular Breast Imaging is an important tool for women at an increased risk of breast cancer or who have been told they have dense breast tissue in previous screenings.
A Pelvic Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test that allows safe examination of female pelvic organs. The ultrasound covers the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries and provides a clearer picture for abnormalities, or the existence of cancerous tumors and other diseases.