Baptist Health Breast Care Now Open at Baptist Health Corbin
Baptist Health Breast Care is at Baptist Health Corbin
Baptist Health Breast Care is a dedicated breast care center that offers 3-dimensional digital mammography, Breast MRI, Sterotactic Breast Biopsy and Ultrasound. In addition, Baptist Health Breast Care provides private changing rooms within a secondary private waiting room, a dedicated Breast Care Surgeon and a Nurse Navigator to assist the patient in follow up procedures and diagnosis.
Digital Mammography allows for improved cancer detection, reduced false positives and better visualization therefore less anxiety for the patient. Baptist Health Corbin has implemented the latest technology in digital mammography and 3-D breast imaging with tomosynthesis. 3-D digital mammography provides a clearer, more accurate view of the breast and allows the physician to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities.
Sterotactic breast biopsy is a safe, relatively painless, non-deforming and cost-effective alternative to biopsy surgery for a patient with an abnormal mammogram. Recovery time is minimal and there is no tissue loss and little or no scarring.
Ultrasound of the breast is used to target a specific area of concern found on the mammogram. Ultrasound helps distinguish between cysts (fluid-filled sacs) and solid masses and can help tell the difference between benign and cancerous tumors.
Breast MRI or contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging can be used to detect breast cancer or abnormalities of the breast by capturing multiple cross sectional pictures: side to side, top to bottom and front to back. Breast MRI usually is performed when your doctor needs more information than a mammogram, ultrasound or clinical breast exam can provide. In certain situations, such as when a woman has a very high risk of breast cancer, breast MRI may be used along with mammograms as a screening tool for detecting breast cancer.
Baptist Health Breast Care works in a team approach to offer multiple services in one location for the convenience and best interest of the patient. The team consists of Radiologists, Registered Nurses, Breast Surgeon, Sonographers, Technologists and a Nurse Navigator.
“A major advantage to Baptist Health Breast Care is the measure of comfort that we can provide to our customers by offering multiple services in one location. We have also developed an atmosphere that focuses on assisting our patients with the follow through process through the addition of the nurse navigator program,” said Mark Steely, Executive Director of Business Development and Diagnostic Services.