Mammography
 
  The Shaw Center’s  Breast Health Center of Excellence program offers screening and diagnostic digital mammography and breast ultra-sound as new on-site services in our practice.

The Shaw Hologic Selenia Dimensions unit for digital mammography with breast tomosynthesis imaging capabilities is available now for the women of our community.

OUR MISSION
The mission of the Shaw Breast Health pro-gram is the prevention and cure of breast cancer using the latest advances in medical technology.  Our certified technologists and women’s imaging radiologists are committed to provide our community and our patients with the highest level of service.

Utilizing state-of-the art- technology, we fight breast cancer with knowledge and compassion.

Early detection is vital in the fight against breast cancer.  Our goal is to take the fear out of breast cancer screening.  Digital Mammography is our best tool.  From the moment you schedule your appointment to the delivery of your exam results, our highly skilled staff is focused on providing you with a personal and positive experience.  Our unique patient-centric facility offers a comfortable and inviting environment.  Experience the Shaw difference and become part of the fight against breast cancer.

Call today to schedule your exam.  On-line appointments can also be requested through our secure patient portal at www.shawcenter.com.

OUR SERVICES
  • Full-field digital mammography and breast ultrasound
  • Newest platform full-field digital mammography unit with less radiation exposure
  • CAD (Computer Assisted Detection) with every mammography evaluation
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) certified radiologist and technologists
  • Accurate and rapid professional interpretation

The Shaw Difference

Exceptional Image Quality
Image Quality is the key to early detection.  We never stop looking for ways to push our breast imaging technology forward,  and the Selenia Dimensions system is no exception.

Selenia Dimensions  uses a direct conversion detector, elimination the need to convert x-rays to light. The result is exceptionally sharp digital images that allow our physicians to visualize the finest details.

Minimum Patient Dose
Our High Transmission Cellular (HTC) grid technology delivers higher contrast images by significantly reducing radiation scatter from all directions without increasing patient dose.

A tungsten x-ray tube with rhodium and silver filters reduces radiation dose to the patient as much as 30 percent, while maintaining superb image and contrasts.  The innovative use of silver filtration provides better penetration of larger breasts at a balanced radiation dose and without increasing exposure time, while the proven rhodium filter is the ideal selection for all other breast sizes.

MORE COMFORTABLE for the  Patient
Natural Positioning
Indented spaces on the side of the gantry give patients a natural spot to place their hands during the exam, making MLO positioning easier for the technologist and more comfortable for the patient.

CONVENIENCE
Shaw physicians understand that women today live busy lives.  We can schedule your mammogram on the same day as your annual check-up to accomplish comprehensive screening in one simple visit.

Breast Cancer Early Detection

Early detection is vital in the fight against breast cancer.  1 in 8 women will have a personal encounter with Breast Cancer in their adult lives.

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated. Screening tests can find cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® recommends that you:

1. Know your risk 
  • Talk to your family to learn about your family health history
  • Talk to your provider about your personal risk of breast cancer
2. Get screened
  • Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk.
  • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk, and annually starting at age 35 with a family history of breast cancer.
  • Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 35.

3. Know what is normal for youSee your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes:
  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away