For women age 40 or over—and even younger for those with certain risk factors—the annual screening mammogram remains the gold standard in providing the potentially lifesaving benefit of early detection of breast cancer. To make these vital screenings as conveniently accessible as possible, the St. Luke’s network offers mammograms at numerous facilities.
In-depth diagnostic follow-up exams, when needed after a suspicious or inconclusive mammogram, are consolidating high-end breast diagnostic technology and expertise into one location: the Regional Breast Center in the Lehigh Valley.
Our multiple screening centers model has allowed for tremendous benefits to our patients, including same day biopsies and genetic analysis of malignancies. All image-guided biopsies are performed at the Regional Breast Center, allowing breast imagers to work under one roof in a collaborative environment surrounded by a staff of breast health care nurses along with expert mammography and ultrasound technologists aimed at expertly guiding patients through the process.
Using the latest GE Senographe digital mammography and Logiq 9 ultrasound equipment, the Regional Breast Center is unsurpassed in imaging quality. An active breast MRI program and high-volume breast biopsy schedule are all factors in our ACR Center of Excellence designation.
For the patient, that means the peace of mind that comes with the assurance of top-quality screening and diagnostic care, as well as a better experience with less wait and less worry.