Sutter Solano Medical Center imaging experts specialize in early detection. We know that the best defense against breast cancer is a good offense.
Staying on top of your screening mammograms is key to preventing advanced breast cancer. Our facility uses the most advanced technology—digital mammography, MRIs and ultrasound—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 Solano 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.
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.
A breast MRI allows a radiologist to determine the extent of breast cancer after diagnosis. It can also be used as an early detection tool in women with known genetic risk factors. An MRI uses radiofrequency waves along with a substance called gadolinium, which is injected into the bloodstream, to highlight lesions in the breast.