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Women’s Imaging

Women have unique imaging needs – from routine mammograms and bone density scans to fertility tests and the monitoring of fetal development.  Florida Hospital excels in women's health with a combination of the latest technology, an advanced information network, board-certified radiologists and a dedicated, specially-trained staff focused on delivering high quality care in a welcoming and caring environment. Florida Hospital offers a full range of screening and diagnostic imaging services for women including:

Bone Density Scan (DXA)

A bone density scan (DXA) is an enhanced form of X-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. It can diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to decrease in density over time. The scan provides a true test for the effects of osteoporosis as well as other conditions that cause bone loss. It can also assess a patient’s risk for developing fractures.

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Breast Biopsy

A breast biopsy is the removal of a small piece of abnormal breast tissue or cells to be tested for cancer or other health concerns. Once the suspicious area has been removed by a radiologist, a pathologist will fully examine it under a microscope. The pathologist uses advanced diagnostic technology to accurately identify non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) tissue.

Breast MRI

The breast MRI gives radiologists the ability to distinguish cancerous tumors from other types of soft tissue. However, despite its sensitivity, breast MRI is most effective when used to supplement – not replace – standard cancer screening methods, such as a mammogram. Used in combination with these other imaging techniques, physicians can make a more complete and accurate assessment.

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Breast Ultrasound

Breast ultrasound is used to help diagnose breast symptoms, such as a breast lump or nipple discharge, and to identify possible abnormalities seen on a breast MRI or mammogram. The exam can help determine if the abnormality is fluid-filled, which could be a benign cyst, or solid, which could be a cancerous tumor or non-cancerous tissue.

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Diagnostic Mammogram

A mammogram is an X-ray exam of the breast that is used to detect and evaluate breast changes. There are two types of mammograms: screening and diagnostic. A diagnostic mammogram is typically for women who display symptoms that need to be investigated, such as a breast lump or nipple discharge. They may also be performed as a follow-up to a screening mammogram to further investigate a particular area of the breast.

The American College of Radiology recommends that women age 40 and older should get a yearly screening mammogram for as long as a woman is in good health. You may need to have a diagnostic mammogram before age 40 if you begin to develop symptoms, such as a lump, discharge or other abnormalities; or you have a family history of breast issues.

Needle/Seed Localization

Needle and seed localizations are procedures used to help your surgeon identify the area of concern prior to breast surgery. Both procedures utilize mammography and/or ultrasound to identify the area for biopsy. Surgery will immediately follow a needle localization. With seed localization, small, harmless seed-like capsules can be inserted into the designated area up to, but not exceeding, five days before surgery.

Screening Mammogram

A mammogram is an X-ray exam of the breast that is used to detect and evaluate breast changes. There are two types of mammograms: screening and diagnostic. A screening mammogram is an annual preventative screening for women age 40 and older who have not experienced any abnormal breast symptoms.

The American College of Radiology recommends that women age 40 and older should get a yearly screening mammogram for as long as a woman is in good health. You may need to have a diagnostic mammogram before age 40 if you begin to develop symptoms, such as a lump, discharge or other abnormalities; or you have a family history of breast issues.

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