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HIGH-FIELD MRI
OPEN MRI
PET AND PET / CT SCAN
CT SCAN
WOMEN'S STUDIES
NUCLEAR MEDICINE
ULTRASOUND
DEXA SCANS (BONE DENSITY)
DIGITAL X-RAY
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WOMEN'S STUDIES

DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY
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.

BREAST ULTRASOUND
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.

 

BREAST BIOPSY
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
- uses a thin needle to remove cells
Core needle biopsy
- uses a large needle fitted with a special tip
Vacuum-assisted core biopsy
conducted with 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 (DEXA)
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.

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