Saint Clare’s Women’s Health Center at Saint Clare's Dover
Hospital is pleased to offer 3D mammography, also known as digital breast
tomosynthesis. This diagnostic tool, which offers the lowest dose of radiation
available, can detect small breast tumors by taking multiple, digital
images of the breast allowing for enhanced examination of breast tissue
aiding in early detection.
Patient comfort is a highlight of this technology. The environment and
the technology promote a sense of calm with elegant lighting and a soft-curved
surface that may reduce anxiety and discomfort. The machine’s soft
armrests have replaced older grips, so rather than tensing muscles to
hold a hand grip, patients can rest their arm comfortably and relax their muscles.
Patients who may benefit from 3D mammography include those who are at high-risk
for developing breast cancer and/or have a history of needing follow-up
diagnostic mammograms after a routine, annual screening.
This technology, along with Saint Clare’s specialty-trained staff,
offer the latest in early detection in an environment that is focused
on the patient. Our radiologists are board certified, specializing in
mammography and the early detection of breast cancer, and our Women’s
Health Center staff are trained to care for the breast patient. If surgical
services are needed, Saint Clare’s offers breast surgical services
from specialty-trained breast surgeons.
Additional Breast Services
Saint Clare’s Women’s Center takes a multidisciplinary approach
to breast cancer. Breast services include:
- Board certified radiologists specializing in the detection of breast cancer
- Breast cancer tumor boards
- Breast health education
- Breast ultrasound and MRI
- Comprehensive clinical breast exam
- Genetic testing and counseling (BRCA 1 and 2)High-risk assessment and management
- Breast nurse navigator
- Physicians specializing in breast surgery
- Specially trained social workers to address patient and family needs
- Ultrasound-guided needle and stereotactic biopsy
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Saint Clare’s Women’s Health Center in Dover has been designated
a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
(ACR). This designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve
excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s
voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition
to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. Saint Clare’s
Women's Health Center is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic
breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and
MRI Breast Imaging ACR Certification.
To schedule your mammography or for more information, call 1-888-808-1234.