Breast cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer death among women. Early detection remains the key to diagnosis and treatment.
The American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend that women should begin receiving an annual mammogram starting at 40 years old.
A mammogram is a radiologic procedure that is performed in an effort to detect changes within the breast tissue that could indicate breast cancer.
For a listing of Ochsner locations offering mammograms, click here.
Digital mammography uses a special detector to capture and convert x-ray energy into a digital image.
It allows the radiologist to:
- Magnify the images
- Increase or decrease the contrast
- Invert the black and white values while reading the images
- Focus on areas of concern
Ochsner now also offers 3D Mammography at select locations.
3D Mammography is a technology we use in combination with digital mammography to find breast cancer earlier than ever before. Instead of viewing the tissue in a flat image, it allows us to examine it one millimeter at a time to see what digital mammograms don't allow us to see.
Our Breast Imaging Radiologists have special interest in and years of experience with the diagnosis of breast disease.
A collaborative approach enables Ochsner to provide not only diagnostic images of the highest quality, but also easy access to all of the specialists involved in breast care. A full range of state-of-the-art breast imaging services are offered including:
- Full Field Digital Screening & Diagnostic Mammography
- Breast ultrasonography
- Outpatient Stereotactic & Ultrasound Core Needle biopsy, needle aspiration and cyst aspiration
- Needle localization and specimen radiography
- Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast
Award Winning Care
The radiation oncology program at Ochsner is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The breast imaging program at Ochsner is also fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner Medical Center has again been granted a three year/full accreditation
designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
The Tansey Breast Center is the only breast cancer program in New Orleans accredited by the NAPBC.
The Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by achieving accreditation in all breast imaging modalities.