Breast Imaging Center
Breast Imaging Center
The Saline Memorial Breast Imaging Center is a state-of-the art facility dedicated to comprehensive imaging services for women. Our goal is to produce high quality images to be able to detect and diagnose breast cancer at its earliest state as possible.
We’re proud to offer the highest level of digital mammography technology that provides clearer images, a 40-50% reduction in radiation exposure, faster results and in some cases, more accurate diagnosis in the earliest stages of breast cancer.
From the patient’s viewpoint, a digital mammogram is virtually the same as a standard film mammogram, in terms of breast compression. The difference becomes clear upon exposure for the clinician, as with a digital mammogram, the image of the breast shows up on the computer monitor in less than a minute after the exposure is complete. The digital image can be manipulated to enhance the image after the exam is complete. The magnification, orientation, brightness and contrast of the image may also be altered after the exam is completed to help the radiologist see certain areas of the breast more clearly.
Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women took advantage of these tests.
The American Cancer Society recommends these screening guidelines for most adults.
- Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health
- Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over
- Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider.
- Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.
The American Cancer Society recommends that some women - because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors - be screened with MRI in addition to mammograms. Talk with your doctor about your history and whether you should have additional tests at an earlier age.
To schedule your annual mammogram at the Saline Memorial Breast Imaging Center, call 501-776-6610.
Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect millions of Americans each year, the majority of whom are women. As a result, this population is at an increased risk for fractures, particularly of the hip and the spine.
Saline Memorial Hospital provides bone density testing as a part of women’s services. If you feel you may be at risk for Osteoporosis, please review the list of risk factors below:
- Female gender and age
- Fair skin (Caucasian or Asian)
- Small bone structure
- Low body weight
- Early menopause either natural or due to an operation
- Positive family history of Osteoporosis
Our Women's Services also include comprehensive obstetrics and gynecological medical care.