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Breast Services

You will receive comprehensive care at Kettering Breast Evaluation Centers. We perform over 54,000 breast screens each year making us the most experienced center in the Greater Dayton area for breast imaging.


Screening mammograms are x-rays of the breasts done on a routine basis for women who do not exhibit any signs or symptoms of breast cancer or have had a pervious abnormal mammogram. Detecting breast cancer in earlier stages increases a woman's chances for positive treatment outcomes.

Diagnostic mammograms are x-rays of the breasts that are more involved, often taking additional images of an abnormal spot found in a screening mammogram. A radiologist reviews the images during your patient visit to determine if additional pictures or magnification views need to be gathered.

2D vs 3D Mammogram

All mammography machines are digital.

2D Mammography takes images from the front and side of your breast. The images can be adjusted for greater clarity.

3D Mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, takes images of your breasts from many different angles. This allows the radiologist to look at breast tissue one layer at a time, making it easier to find abnormalities. This is especially helpful for women with dense breast tissue.

Both mammogram types use very low X-ray energy and are within FDA safety standards. Talk to your doctor about which type of mammogram is right for you.

Most insurance plans cover 3-D mammography. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding your individual coverage, pre-authorization, or referrals that may be required prior to your visit.

Other services include:

A breast ultrasound is a non-invasive exam that uses sound waves to create images of the breast tissue. It is often used as a follow-up evaluation tool after an abnormal finding on a screening mammogram.

DEXA Scan Bone Densitometry is a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan that evaluates and measures bone density. A DEXA scan is non-invasive, completely painless, and minimizes the amount of radiation the patient is exposed to.

A stereotactic breast biopsy is a procedure performed after a mammogram has detected a suspicious abnormality in the breast. During a stereotactic breast biopsy, two mammographic x-rays from slightly different angles are used to accurately guide a biopsy needle to the precise location of the abnormality in the breast, where a small sample is collected and sent to a pathology lab to determine the cellular make-up of the abnormality.

An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy is a procedure performed after a mammogram has detected a suspicious abnormality in the breast. During an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, sound waves are used to locate the abnormality in the breast, and your provider will collect a tissue sample to send to a pathology lab to determine the cellular make-up of the abnormality.

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging, which is a non-invasive test that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses, and a computer to create detailed images of internal body structures. A breast MRI is typically ordered when a screening mammogram reveals abnormal findings. A breast MRI provides more comprehensive images that physicians can use to evaluate medical conditions.

An MRI-guided breast biopsy is performed when MRI Imaging reveals a breast abnormality. In a biopsy, MRI is used to help guide the radiologists to the site of the abnormal area where a tissue sample is collected.

Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BGSI) uses a tracer fluid that is injected into the breast tissue and a specially designed gamma camera to produce images of breast tissue. BGSI is typically used when a patient has an inconclusive screening mammogram, dense breast tissue, palpable masses that do not show up on a mammogram, and for other diagnostic and evaluative purposes.


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Women that are under-insured or have no insurance may qualify for a FREE mammogram. Please contact us for additional information.

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