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Breast Imaging Services

Atrium Medical Center offers comprehensive services focusing on the best options for breast health. We offer mammography — including Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ — and other imaging services. At the Wilbur & Mary Jean Cohen Women's Center, patients can count on:

  • Results for screening mammograms are completed within 1 to 3 days. You’ll receive a letter from your physician within 7 to 10 days
  • Results for diagnostic mammograms from the on-site radiologist before the patient leaves the facility
  • 3D mammography, a recent advancement in mammography, for both screening and diagnostic mammograms
  • On-site radiologists
  • Little-to-no wait time
  • Highly-trained and experienced staff
  • Heated spa robes for comfort
  • Free parking at Atrium Medical Center

Schedule Your Mammogram

Scheduling your annual screening mammogram is easy. No physician referral is needed. If you have a Premier Health MyChart account, simply log in to make an appointment. Your MyChart account is available 24 hours a day and provides immediate access to mammogram scheduling. 

If you do not have a Premier Health MyChart account, you can call our central scheduling team toll-free at (855) 887-7364(855) 887-7364 or you can request a mammogram appointment online.  If you are under age 40 and/or have a breast problem, please talk with your doctor.

Diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds require a physician referral. To schedule these appointments, please contact our scheduling team at (855) 887-7364(855) 887-7364

Screening Mammography

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon. Successful treatment depends on early detection. A mammogram remains the only approved screening procedure for detecting breast cancer. Screening mammograms are for women who have no breast problems or complaints. Screening mammograms do not require a physician’s order or prescription for women age 40 and over. When to begin regular mammograms is a personal decision between you and your doctor. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, check with your physician about being screened at an earlier age.

Diagnostic Mammography

A diagnostic mammogram is for women who:

  • Have a breast problem
  • Need additional images to clarify previous results
  • Need follow-up breast care

A diagnostic mammogram is problem-focused, examining abnormalities or questionable areas identified in a screening mammogram or clinical breast exam. You’ll need an order from your physician to schedule a diagnostic mammogram.

Atrium Medical Center is committed to providing the results of a diagnostic mammogram at the time of the exam. A board-certified radiologist is on staff at all times to give an experienced interpretation of the mammogram, and to address the results personally with the patient.

A diagnostic mammogram is covered by most health insurance companies, but patients should call their insurance company prior to scheduling an appointment to confirm coverage

Breast Ultrasound

At Atrium Medical Center, ultrasound may be performed along with a diagnostic mammogram for follow-up to a known problem.

We use ultrasound imaging of the breast to distinguish between solid tumors and fluid-filled cysts. We also use it to evaluate lumps that are hard to see on a mammogram.

Sometimes, ultrasound imaging is used along with other diagnostic procedures such as a biopsy. A biopsy is the removal of tissue with a needle or similar device for examination under a microscope to evaluate signs of disease. For your convenience, all of these diagnostic services are housed in one location at Atrium’s Wilbur & Mary Jean Cohen Women’s Center.

Ultrasound is not used for routine breast cancer screenings without a mammogram because it does not consistently detect certain early signs of cancer such as microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium in the breast that cannot be felt but can be seen on a conventional mammogram). A cluster of microcalcifications may indicate that cancer is present.

Breast MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the breast is a useful diagnostic tool for:

  • Detection and characterization of breast disease
  • Assessment of local extent of disease
  • Evaluation of treatment response
  • Guidance for biopsy and localization
  • Assessing abnormal areas seen on a mammogram
  • Evaluating extremely dense breast tissue
  • Evaluating breast implants for leaks or ruptures

MRI can also be used to screen certain groups of women, such as young women at high risk for breast cancer. As with a breast ultrasound, MRI is a supplement to mammography and not a replacement for it.

Breast MRI images should be taken of both breasts, except for women with a history of mastectomy, or when the MRI is performed specifically to further evaluate or follow findings in one breast. MRI findings should be correlated with clinical history, physical examination results, and the results of mammography and any other prior breast imaging.

Breast Biopsy

Most women who have an abnormal exam do not have breast cancer, but rather have a benign breast problem. A breast biopsy is a procedure in which part or all of a suspicious breast growth is removed and examined.

Image-Guided Biopsy – At Atrium Medical Center, if a breast imaging exam shows an area that needs to be biopsied, an image-guided biopsy is performed. A needle or similar device is used to obtain a sample of the area in question. Ultrasound, MRI or stereotactic guidance may be used to help your physician precisely locate the area to be biopsied. The incision is about a half-inch long. The tissue obtained with the needle is sent to the pathology lab for analysis.

Upright Stereotactic-Guided Breast Biopsy -- At Atrium Medical Center, depending upon the recommendation of the radiologist, you may have an upright stereotactic-guided breast biopsy. Patients using the upright unit will be positioned sitting upright allowing for more comfort and better access to the most posterior breast tissue.

Open Surgical Biopsy – An open surgical biopsy is usually done as a same-day procedure in an operating room. The tissue of the area in question, as well as some adjacent tissue, is surgically removed. The incision is usually a little larger than for an image-guided biopsy. The tissue obtained is sent to the pathology lab for analysis.

In both biopsies, the results are available to your physician usually within 72 hours.

Where Can I Have Breast Imaging Done?

Mammo Schedule stackAll or some of these tests can be performed at:

  • Atrium Medical Center’s Wilbur & Mary Jean Cohen Women’s Center

Learn About Breast Health

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Content Updated: May 1, 2019

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These Atrium Medical Center locations offer Diagnostics & Imaging Services.
Diagnostics and Imaging at Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr. Middletown, OH  45005
Diagnostics and Imaging at Atrium Medical Center – Trenton
3590 Busenbark Rd. Trenton, OH  45067
Diagnostics and Imaging at The Wilbur and Mary Jean Cohen Women's Center
200 Medical Center Dr. Middletown, OH  45005
Diagnostics and Imaging on Grand Ave.
4214 Grand Ave. Middletown, OH  45044
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