Do Mammograms Hurt? Most women say that a mammogram is not painful. However, some women may experience pain depending on factors such as: Timing of the menstrual cycle Presence of dense breast tissue Fibrocystic breasts Rarely with implants Mammography is the best imaging tool for finding breast cancer early. Therefore, it’s important to identify which
Article Read Time: 6 – 8 minutes Summary of Article: Having dense breast tissue makes it harder to find cancer on mammograms. Women in Colorado tend to have more dense breast tissue mainly because of their overall high fitness levels and healthy eating habits. But those are not the only factors affecting dense breast tissue.
Breast implants are becoming increasingly popular in Colorado so many of my patients have questions regarding the safety and effectiveness of mammograms. Many women of all ages are having implant surgery for a number of reasons: To enhance or balance out the body to feel more proportionate To restore your original look after having a
What are The Symptoms of Breast Cancer? Breast cancer usually presents as a persistent lump or swelling in the breast. Other warning signs of breast cancer may include a change in color or texture of the breast, nipple discharge, or inversion (pointing downward). Any persistent mass or swelling in the breast requires further evaluation by
WHAT IS A MAMMOGRAM? Let’s discuss what you can do ahead of time to prepare for your next mammogram. The purpose of the x-ray is to distinguish normal structures that are components of the breast such as glandular and fatty tissue from abnormal lesions. Subtle differences in the cellular structure of the tissue such as
What is a Screening Mammogram? A screening mammogram is a routine low-dose x-ray of each breast performed to detect small abnormalities before they can be felt on an exam. Screening mammography is considered preventive and is usually covered by most insurance plans. Early detection is the best prevention since 1 in 7 women will develop
What is an MRI? MRI exams use radiofrequency waves to produce detailed 3D imaging of the breast, spine, joint, spine, or brain. The whole machine is called a magnet, referring to the large magnets within it that help produces the images. The component receiving the signal is a coil. Different coils are designed to fit
What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland that is part of the endocrine system that affects the metabolism, growth, and metabolism of the body. What does the Thyroid gland do? The thyroid gland lives just in front of the trachea and is responsible for producing hormones to
What Types of Breast Cancer are There? Breast cancer comes in different types, degrees of aggressiveness (grades), and extent of disease (stages). To best explain the different types of cancer, we need to first discuss the normal anatomy of the breast. The breast tissue consists of glands whose purpose is to produce the milk, ducts
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WHAT IS CONTRAST-ENHANCED 3D MAMMOGRAM/ TOMOSYNTHESIS? (AKA dye injection 3D digital mammogram) Let’s break down these longer words into smaller ones- We have all heard of 3D mammograms. Well, a 3D mammogram uses low-dose x-rays to take pictures of the tissue of the breast at different angles. These angles can then be read
The Women’s Imaging Center has been a proud sponsor and a strong supporter of Sense of Security for over twelve years. We have been a Gold Sponsor since Sense of Security (SOS) was originally co-founded twenty years ago by Vicki Tosher. Vicki had been diagnosed with breast cancer but had been fortunate to be able
Do You Have Dense Breasts… and Why is Density Important? There is a wide range of normal appearances to breasts, both visually and on mammography. One of the important ways breasts differ on mammography is the breast tissue density. Breasts are composed of many types of tissues including fat, supporting structures like cooper’s ligaments, vessels,
Unlike a mammogram, which uses X-rays to create images of the breast or other parts of the body, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI for short) technology uses magnets and radio waves to produce detailed 3-D Imaging of the breast or other organs. MRI of the knee, shoulder, spine, or brain is commonly performed to distinguish the
Race and ethnicity impact a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, the lifetime risk of breast cancer for women in the U.S. is 12-13% %, but that rate is misleading without factoring in other factors such as hereditary risks of ethnicity, and socioeconomics. The highest rate of new breast cancer cases overall is
The Women’s Imaging Center is the premier Mammography Service and Medical Diagnostic Imaging Center in Colorado serving Denver/Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, and Westminster. It may seem like a constellation of words, but those particular words “The Women’s Imaging Center” uniquely identify our brand throughout Colorado. These words form the definition and the criteria
STRONG FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER? What breast imaging should I be having if I have a strong family history of breast cancer? This is a common question for many women undergoing screening mammography. First, we want to determine if there could be a genetic mutation for the increased risk in your family. Many women
WHO’S READING YOUR MAMMOGRAM- EXPERIENCE MATTERS! Whether you have had a mammogram before or whether it’s a new experience, let’s discuss what you and your imaging center can do ahead of time to be prepared. The purpose of the x-ray is to distinguish normal structures that are components of the breast such as glandular
Do BOTH your COVID-19 immunization and your mammogram. Delaying your diagnostic mammogram or screening mammogram may result in finding breast cancer later. The Women’s Imaging Center (The Women’s Imaging Center) sent a clear message from the beginning that we agree with the Mayo Clinic Recommendations in doing BOTH without delaying the mammogram or the COVID
Wonderful and caring staff, great facilities and phenomenal Doctors!! I have been a patient for over five years and highly recommend
What a wonderful group of caring professionals. Rena at the front desk was extremely welcoming and kind, telling me not to worry they will take great care of me. Kim & Amanda were both very gentle during the exams, always asking if I was comfortable. They really helped to lessen the anxiety. I appreciate all of the care that I received today, and I will definitely return.
Always a pleasant experience considering what it is. A mammogram is not a comfortable test but they always make it quick and are always concerned about the well being of their patients. Very efficient and professional.
The Woman’s Imaging Center has been my mammography location for many years. I am fully confidant in their process and diagnostics. Dr. McAleese has been with me from the beginning of my mammogram history and I am so thankful. She is professional , friendly, knowledgeable and overall just fabulous ! The staff is wonderful. They are efficient, professional , kind and overall lovely. I highly recommend them. Thank you again for another great annual mammogram. See ya next year !!
Could not feel more cared for here – highly recommend. Thank you to all of the staff and a special thanks to Dr. McAleese.
Very good they were genuinely warm and helpful. They were also very professional I was thoroughly satisfied with my visit. Everything was neat and tidy and well organized. Thank you for welcoming me to your Women’s Imagine Center. 👌🙂
I’m so glad I switched… I was referred from a colleague that couldn’t speak highly enough about this place. They got me in quickly & responded to my concerns right away. Dr. McAleese was phenomenal. She lives up to her reputation.