"I am very impressed with your beautiful facility, but most of all your staff. Everyone was so nice and professional. This experience began with a nervous feeling but my nerves were quickly eased. I will definitely recommend Providence Breast Health Center to my friends. You have created a medical exam to feel like a spa experience. My news was positive but I feel if it would have been otherwise the support would have been phenomenal. Much appreciation!"

-BHC Patient



Mammography and Bone Densitometry

Screening Mammography

Providence offers both 2D and 3D MammographyTM screenings. Our technicians are not only there to complete your mammogram, they will help make the experience for you as comfortable as possible. Two views will be taken of each breast. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, alert the technologist before the exam so she can take appropriate precautions. Total exam time is approximately 15 minutes.

Digital 3D MammographyTM (Tomosynthesis) – Compared to traditional digital mammography, this new technology provides a higher quality image with increased detail. The improved image helps to detect smaller abnormalities earlier. In addition, the recall rate for additional screening due to questionable results is greatly reduced. 

Preparation – On the day of your mammogram, wear a two-piece outfit and avoid using deodorant if possible. If you are wearing deodorant, you will need to remove it in the dressing room prior to your screening using the provided wipes. Deoderant wipes are made available to you following your exam.

Click here for more information on screening mammograms and how to prepare for them: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?PG=mammo

FACT: 96% of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years!

Diagnostic Mammography

If you are experiencing problems with your breast or have discovered a lump, you will be scheduled for a diagnostic mammogram. In this case, the mammogram is focused on a specific area of your breast. At Providence Breast Health Center, a radiologist will be on hand to make sure that we are capturing appropriate images, and a surgeon will be available to perform other diagnostic procedures if they are necessary.

You can expect to be at the center longer than a screening mammogram due to the additional diagnostic steps and time necessary to read the images.

If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, alert the technician before the exam so she can take appropriate precautions.

Preparation - On the day of your mammogram, wear a two-piece outfit and avoid using deodorant if possible. If you are wearing deodorant, you will need to remove it in the dressing room prior to your exam using the wipes provided. Deoderant wipes are available following you exam.

Click here for more information on diagnostic mammograms and how to prepare for them: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?PG=mammo

Bone Densitometry

A bone density scan is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure calcium in the spine and hips. This procedure is usually performed to detect osteoporosis, a hollowing of the bones that affects post-menopausal women. Providence Breast Health Center utilizes a widely used bone density bed to perform your scan in the comfort of a cozy, dimly lit room with soft music. These can even be done on the same day as your mammogram as an added convenience.

Preparation - Wear comfortable clothing but refrain from wearing anything with zippers, buttons, or belts made of metal.

Click here for more information on bone dexa scans and how to prepare for this procedure: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?PG=dexa

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