Introducing a Visionary New Healing Place for Women!
– Artist Renderings
We’ve moved into a brand new space, and our expansion means much more than just a new location for our patients. With the opening of our new Breast Health Center, we are ushering in a new era of personalized treatment and services for the women of Marin. Our new, ultra-modern facility was specifically designed for comfort and convenience. It offers spacious, welcoming surroundings, along with state-of-the-art technology for comprehensive care. Everything has been designed to provide customized, nurturing care based on each patient’s individual needs. Highlights include:
- Advanced diagnostic technology, including 3D tomosynthesis offered in our Four Mammography Rooms – All our state-of-the-art mammogram units are capable of performing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D digital mammography. We are the first and only health care provider in Marin County to offer this breakthrough imaging technique. The most accurate form of mammography available, DBT creates detailed 3D images of the breast. 3D digital mammography allows radiologists to detect small tumors earlier and lowers the rate of false positives.
- Bone Density Room – Bone density testing is a significant addition to our Breast Health Center. This test uses X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone, usually the spine, hip, and forearm. This is the only method to detect osteopenia and osteoporosis, conditions which put people at risk for bone fractures.
- Two Ultrasound Rooms – Primarily a diagnostic tool to examine breast lumps and abnormalities, breast ultrasound uses sound waves to create imaging of the breast’s internal structure. Breast ultrasound can also be used to guide a biopsy or to map out a tumor’s margins before a lumpectomy.
- Stereotactic Room – Radiologists use stereotactic breast biopsies to examine areas of the breast that contain micro-calcifications, a possible early sign of breast cancer. Stereotactic needle biopsy is a minimally invasive technique to obtain tissue samples for diagnosis. The procedure uses a computer to combine imaging of the suspicious area from two or more different planes and guide the removal of a tissue sample for microscopic examination.