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Breast Imaging

Digital mammography

Digital mammography uses essentially the same system as conventional mammography, but the system is equipped with a digital receptor and a computer instead of a film cassette.

Digital images appear in seconds on a computer screen, revealing an exciting new world of diagnostic possibilities.

It is your strongest ally in the fight against breast cancer.

Learn about 3D digital mammography here. We offer this service throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Computer-aided detection (CAD)

Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems use a digitized mammographic image that can be obtained from either a conventional film mammogram or a digital mammogram.

The computer software then searches for abnormal areas of density, mass or calcification that may indicate the presence of cancer. The CAD system highlights these areas on the images, alerting the radiologist to the need for further analysis.

MRI of the breast

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, usually painless test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

MRI uses a magnetic field and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and other internal body structures.

A breast MRI:

  • Offers valuable information about many breast conditions that can’t be obtained by mammography or ultrasound.
  • Does not replace mammography or ultrasound imaging. It is a supplemental tool for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities.

Ultrasound of the breast

Ultrasound is used to investigate an abnormality detected by mammography or during a physician-performed breast exam. It can quickly determine whether a lump is a cyst (sac containing fluid) or a dense mass.

Ultrasound scans are pictures created from sound waves and require no radiation. High-frequency transducers are used to examine breast tissue.

Waves from ultrasound are not known to affect adults, children or unborn children. There is no discomfort in the examination, though there might be mild pressure from the transducer.


Breast Imaging Locations

103 W Stone Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-3176
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
300 Med Tech Pkwy.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 302-1000
851 Locust St.
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 921-7000
2000 Brookside Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-7000
1901 S. Shady St.
Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-1100
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 258-1000
1420 Tusculum Blvd.
Greeneville, TN 37745
(423) 787-5000
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-5600
1990 Holton Ave.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-3111
100 15th St NW
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 439-1000
58 Carroll St.
Lebanon, VA 24266
(276) 883-8000
245 Medical Park Dr.
Marion, VA 24354
(276) 378-1000
1501 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 542-1300
2030 Temple Hill Rd.
Erwin, TN 37650
(423) 735-4700
200 Med Tech Pkwy.
Lower Level, Suite 10
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 979-3888