The Ruth & Jack Gillis Women’s Center is a one-stop-shop for women for their radiological needs using state-of-the-art equipment such as the brand new Hologic™ 3-D mammography machine with needle biopsy, as well as bone density, and ultrasound. The hospital has interventional radiologists on-site every Tuesday, who are able to perform various minimally invasive procedures using medical imaging guidance.
Benefits of the Ruth & Jack Gillis Women’s Center with 3-D mammography include:
- A high-quality experience close to home
- Improved ability to screen and detect potential breast cancer using brand new, advanced technology
- Fewer false positives; reduces concerning call backs requiring wait times and further testing
All women should begin regular screening mammograms at age 40, or younger if they have a family history of breast cancer.
Private dressing/waiting area
In an effort to help patients feel at home, our facility offers a comfortable, private dressing room, warm gowns and drapes, and a private waiting area with refreshments. The dressing room offers locker space to secure personal items during the exam.
Hours & Locations
Ruth & Jack Gillis Women’s Center
Breast Ultrasound uses sound waves to make images of the breast. It’s often used as a follow-up test after an abnormal finding on a mammogram, breast MRI or clinical breast exam. If a need biopsy is needed, breast ultrasound may be used to help guide the procedure. Types of Ultrasounds we offer: » screening ultrasound » diagnostic ultrasound » ultrasound guided biopsy » ultrasound guided cyst aspiration
3D mammography is an advanced technology in the fight against breast cancer that allows doctors to examine your breast tissue one layer at a time. Very low X-ray energy is used during the screening examination so your radiation exposure is below the FDA guidelines. Combining the 3D exam with digital mammography for screening has been proven to significantly reduce callbacks by up to 40%, and find cancer earlier than 2D mammography alone.
Bone Density Scan
Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA), an advanced bone measurement technology, uses low-dose radiation to safely, painlessly and precisely measure Bone Mineral Density (BMD). BMD is calculated and compared to normal BMD values, matched for your age and gender, and the DXA system produces your T Score results instantly. The exam is fast and non-invasive.
Services & Treatments
- 3-D Mammography
Bone densitometry is a test that quickly and accurately measures the bone density of the spine or hip. Known technically as DEXA Scan (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry),it is used primarily to detect osteopenia or osteoporosis, diseases that occur when the bone’s mineral content and density are low and the risk of fracture is high.