BUFFALO, NY July 27, 2021 – Screening and diagnostic medical imaging leader, Southtowns Radiology, announced… Read More
Breast imaging is available at these locations:
Southtowns Radiology is proud to be a nationally accredited Breast Center of Excellence.
Our Women’s Care team is committed to providing the highest quality breast imaging for women who live and work in the Southtowns. We see nearly 14,000 patients each year in our Hamburg and Orchard Park facilities, and we support those who need further diagnostic evaluation if an abnormality is discovered at another center.
If you are a healthcare provider who needs to make a same-day or next-day referral for a diagnostic mammogram, please call our dedicated provider line at 716.649.9000 and select option 3.
We offer the following services as part of our breast imaging program, which is accredited by the American College of Radiology:
Both our Hamburg and Orchard Park offices utilize 3D Mammography, also known as tomosynthesis or digital mammography. While it is the standard of care for breast cancer screening & diagnostic procedures, 3D mammograms are not available in all breast imaging facilities in Western New York. As you consider a breast imaging center, it’s important to ask if they offer tomosynthesis as their standard of care.
A breast biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small sample of tissue is collected and then sent for testing in the lab. Most often, biopsies are needed when doctors have seen something abnormal and are looking for a definitive diagnosis. Southtowns Radiology offers, Stereotactic (X-Ray) Breast Biopsy, Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Guided Breast Biopsy.
Learn more about Breast Biopsy with Southtowns Radiology Women’s Care
Breast MRIs are typically helpful for women who have a known high risk of breast cancer, including those with substantial family history of the disease. Breast MRIs can also be useful to further evaluate abnormalities seen in a mammogram. If a new breast cancer diagnosis is discovered, an MRI of the breast can assist with determining the extent of the cancer, and at what stage the disease has progressed to, or if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
Breast Ultrasounds are often ordered for women who have dense breast tissue, which can fluctuate over time and with age. In addition to an annual screening mammogram, the two scans together can help give radiologists a more complete picture in order to diagnose disease.
Our Women’s Care team offers an experience like no other – it’s the Southtowns difference.
We know breast imaging can cause feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Whether it’s an annual screening appointment or a follow up scan to further evaluate an abnormality, we are focused on offering you the best experience possible.
With a radiologist onsite reading mammography studies daily, if something abnormal requires a closer look, such as breast ultrasound, we do our very best to get that imaging during your initial visit.
And, if you need to see our Women’s Care team for a diagnostic mammogram based on a lump, pain, discomfort or discharge from your breast, we work to make sure our physician and our registered nurse are available during your appointment. We also work closely with your primary healthcare provider and/or your OB/GYN to make sure they receive communication of any findings directly.