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Breast Center – Bristol
Patient-focused mammography, breast and ultrasound services in Bristol
We believe that women deserve access to a safe space designed specifically for their healthcare needs.
The Leonard Family Breast Center was created with this in mind – a place where women can obtain highly specialized diagnostic imaging services in a compassionate, caring environment.
About your local women’s center
At the Leonard Family Breast Center, we're committed to making your visit as pleasant and quick as possible.
Our expert technologists will guide you to your private changing area and provide you a locker to store your valuables during your visit.
Once you're checked in, we offer a calm, spa-like sitting area while you're waiting for your screening.
Our services and procedures
Our staff utilize the region's leading radiology and diagnostic equipment to offer a wide range of women's services to get you detailed results.
Mammography exams – or mammograms – use low-dose X-ray technology to see the inside of the breast. Mammograms are one of the most effective methods for early breast cancer detection.
Women over 40 should get a mammogram each year, unless otherwise instructed by their doctor.
The Leonard Family Breast Center offers 3D mammography, which is more accurate than traditional mammography technology.
- Clearer images
- Greater confidence in the results
- Fewer false positives
Our office welcomes walk-in appointments for screening mammograms daily.
Ultrasounds – or sonograms – use sound waves to produce images of structures within your body.
Breast ultrasounds utilize sonography to look inside the breast.
- Allows your physician to check blood flow and detect abnormalities (such as cysts)
- Often used alongside a mammogram when a change is seen or felt in the breast
Learn more about breast imaging and breast ultrasounds.
Ask one of our providers about our genetic testing program. Genetic BRCA testing allows us to see if you are at a greater risk of breast cancer.
Other provided services
- Bone density studies (DEXA)
- Ultrasound breast biopsy and cyst aspiration
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Needle localizations
Our team of skilled providers includes oncology breast navigators who are dedicated to working with you throughout your breast cancer journey.
These navigators are available to provide information about education about breast cancer, including resources for support and prevention programs. They will help you find your way through the often-complex process of visits and treatments.
Ballad Health offers resources for those living with breast cancer and information about cancer care for women. You can also visit the American Cancer Society website for more resources on breast cancer, such as breast cancer screening guidelines.
All our imaging equipment is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The Leonard Breast Center is proud to be an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence – highlighting our mission to provide superior imaging services to the women of Bristol.
This facility is also certified by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Your physician will only ever recommend imaging tests and scans that are necessary for making the most accurate diagnosis possible. We will always use the lowest amount of radiation needed to produce high-quality images. Our Sullivan County women's center utilizes equipment that allows us to significantly reduce radiation doses.
All our technologists have taken the Image Wisely pledge to protect our patients by using the safest levels of radiation available.
Hours of operation
We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for scheduled mammograms, breast ultrasounds, bone density studies and other procedures.
Same day or next day appointments are available.
For general questions or questions about scheduled procedures, please call (423) 844-5600.