Women have special medical needs. One out of eight women will develop breast cancer during her life. One out of two women may experience a fracture due to osteoporosis. Fortunately, the health risks caused by both of these diseases can be reduced by regular screening procedures and follow-up diagnostic screening as necessary.
- Breast Ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Breast Biopsy
- Osteoporosis Scan (DEXA)
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly before it has spread.
Breast Ultrasound, also known as sonography or ultrasonography, is frequently used to evaluate breast abnormalities that are found with screening or diagnostic mammography or during a physician performed clinical breast exam.
Breast MRI is as a powerful tool both in detecting breast cancer and determining the extent of the disease once it is diagnosed.
If an abnormality is detected during your diagnostic breast examination, a radiologist may perform one of three image-guided breast biopsy procedures to further evaluate the suspicious area. The biopsy procedure is selected based on how the abnormality is detected and what will be easiest, safest and most comfortable for the patient.
DEXA scans are the most commonly used test to measure bone density. Results from this test can be a great help in diagnosing bone loss and in monitoring the effectiveness of your osteopenia treatment plan.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical treatment for non-cancerous tumors called uterine leiomyomas (fibroids).