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At Denver Health, you will find a multi-disciplinary team skilled in treating breast cancer with innovative treatment and technology. As a breast cancer patient at Denver Health, you will be treated like a member of our family and will experience individualized, comprehensive care to fight the disease. Denver Health offers the following:
Our team consists of surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, and a strong support staff who work together to promote positive outcomes and personalized, compassionate care.
State of the Art Technology
To give patients every possible advantage in early detection, Denver Health offers advanced diagnostic imaging including breast MRI, digital mammography and automated whole breast ultrasound technology.
Digital mammography enables radiologists to detect and characterize suspicious or obscure lesions more precisely. Enhanced visibility to view masses is made possible with contrast resolution. The compression and positioning of the breast are the same as a conventional film mammography but with less waiting time if done digitally.
Benefits of Digital Mammography:
- Less radiation dose over standard film mammography
- Results are seen more quickly
- Fewer callbacks or retakes
- More precise image quality for more accurate diagnosis
Breast MRI Screening
For high-risk patients, breast MRI can detect minuscule breast cancers that mammography or breast exams might miss. Breast MRI is a breast-imaging technique that captures multiple cross-sectional pictures of the breast and combines them to create detailed, 2-D and 3-D pictures. It is performed when doctors need more information than what a mammogram, ultrasound or clinical breast exam can provide. It works regardless of breast size, density, patient age, presence of implants and/or prior surgery.
Benefits of Breast MRI Screening:
- Detects 2-8% more cancers than physical exams or mammography
- Almost 100% sensitive for breast cancers down to 3 mm
- Allows for earlier diagnosis with more favorable tumor stage
Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound
Automated whole breast ultrasound is a safe and comfortable examination that is a computer-guided addition to a standard ultrasound system. It is performed by a certified technologist using a robotic device to record images of the entire breast instead of just single pictures. The images can be stopped, magnified and reviewed.
In addition to its precision, automated whole breast ultrasounds require no breast compression and no injections. The examination can be done in about 15 minutes and is permanently recorded for your physician to carefully review and follow up on.