There’s a one-in-eight chance you’ll develop breast cancer during your lifetime. But with early detection, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Early detection is key because when found early, cancer is most treatable. We offer a complete range of diagnostic tools that are used to detect lumps or abnormalities in the breast.
CHI Health St. Francis is excited to announce the opening of our new, innovative Women’s Imaging Center at CHI Health St. Francis at 2620 West Faidley Avenue with 3D Mammography. We’ve brought our wonderful staff and excellent patient care previously available at the Grand Island Imaging Center to our beautiful new facility designed to make our patients feel comfortable and ensure the best imaging experience. Our new location offers convenient front-door parking, simple check-in, easy appointment scheduling and quick results.
We know you need answers fast. Our state-of-the-art imaging tools and highly trained staff dedicated to patient-focused breast health will ensure you receive quick and accurate results.We go above and beyond to provide advanced diagnostic technologies, including digital mammography, backed by an experienced team. We’re accredited by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and the American College of Radiology—meaning we meet or exceed the highest standards for breast imaging.
3D Mammography, or Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time. It generates a stack of 1 mm slice images (“layers”) of breast tissue. Instead of viewing the complexities of your breast tissue in one flat image, the radiologist can examine the tissue one layer at a time. Fine details are more clearly visible, no longer hidden by overlapping tissue. It is recommended 3D mammography be used in conjunction with traditional digital mammography as part of your annual screening mammogram to capture more breast images.
Digital mammography technology provides the highest level of accuracy for even the smallest tumors. With digital mammography, image capture is instant. There is no wait for a film to be developed to ensure the image is clear. It also can be zoomed in for further review. But more importantly, if anything suspicious is found, we’ll make sure that you receive all follow-up testing – including a biopsy, if necessary – within a matter of days, not weeks.
Types of Mammography
- Screening Mammograms are routine exams done on women who do not have any breast disease symptoms
- Diagnostic Mammograms are ordered by a physician and performed on patients who have clinical symptoms, or when the screening mammogram has shown an abnormality
Schedule Your Next Mammogram at St. Francis
Call 308-398-5588 to schedule an appointment. A physician’s name is required for results and follow up. Appointments are available Monday – Friday between 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.