Sutter breast care centers focus on prevention and early detection. Our imaging experts specialize in early detection. We know that the best defense against breast cancer is a good offense.
Because of this focus, we’ve received recognition for our exemplary care: The American College of Radiology designated four Sutter sites as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence.
Staying on top of your screening mammograms is key to preventing advanced breast cancer. Our facilities are staffed by breast health specialists who use the most advanced technology to find and diagnose abnormalities long before you or your doctor could notice them. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, our imaging experts work with your team to provide state-of-the-art treatment to remove or contain the cancer.
Digital Mammography and 3D Tomosynthesis
Sutter Health uses digital mammography, which provides incredibly accurate images with lower doses of radiation. Digital mammography can be processed within seconds, stored for year-to-year comparisons and shared easily with all your doctors. It’s especially helpful for viewing dense breast tissue and hard to access areas.
At the Sutter Coast Health Center at Brookings-Harbor, we also offer 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) capabilities that take multiple images of the breast, allowing the radiologist to see layers of tissue from various angles.
Depending on your family history of breast or other cancers, your doctor may recommend genetic testing to look for genetic mutations that increase your risk of breast cancer.
In addition, we have specialists who can walk you through your options and next steps.