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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.

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

1 Medical Park Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
36.5854658
-82.25680199999999
312 Hospital Drive
Clintwood, VA 24228
37.1607138
-82.4492491
300 MedTech Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.336104
-82.4020472
2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-7000
36.5509222
-82.5143556
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 431-6111
36.3077445
-82.38424980000001
1901 South Shady Street
Mountain City, TN 37683
36.4533973
-81.7976793
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 258-1000
36.7226195
-81.9117949
1420 Tusculum Boulevard
Greeneville, TN 37745
(423) 787-5000
36.1741198
-82.7904331
100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA 24273
36.931716
-82.6433645
58 Carroll Street
Lebanon, VA 24266
(276) 883-8000
36.8987894
-82.078453699999997
245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354
36.852817
-81.4873597
1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
36.3460801
-82.2496719
2030 Temple Hill Road
Erwin, TN 37650
(423) 735-4700
36.1178583
-82.44441689999999
103 W Stone Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-3176
36.5576411
-82.5518921