BREAST CANCER SCREENING CENTER
We are constantly pushing boundaries to adopt the latest technologies in the diagnosis of breast cancer. We believe in an informed decision for offering the right screening methods and frequency.
HALO Dx brings a unique perspective with great potential to better diagnose and recommend personalized breast cancer screening program. we provide:
Cancer risk calculation
Personalized screening program
Cutting edge biopsy analysis
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We believe in early diagnosis of breast cancer and timely surveillance for high risk breast cancer patients. At our Desert Medical Imaging (DMI) Center, we provide advanced imaging services, including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography), and breast MRI, before performing a biopsy.
BREAST CANCER RISK CALCULATOR
Take into consideration of factors relevant to breast cancer (e.g., family history, age)
Estimate the risk of developing breast cancer
PERSONALIZED SCREENING PROGRAM
Discuss and offer options for each patient
Triage suspicious cases for advanced imaging
Assign high-risk cases for active surveillance
Increase cancer detection rate (8% average improvement in sensitivity)
Reduce false positives (7.2% average reduction in recalls) and unnecessary biopsies
Monitor disease burden for therapy response and minimum disease tracking
CUTTING EDGE BIOPSY ANALYSIS
Identify biomarker using next genetic sequencing approach
Predict disease risk and outcomes
Stratify patients for more precise therapeutic care
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS MAMMOGRAPHY?
Mammography is X-ray imaging of breasts designed to detect tumors and other abnormalities. Mammography can be used either for screening or for diagnostic purposes in evaluating a breast lump.
Screening mammography is used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms or new breast abnormalities. The goal is to detect cancer before clinical signs are noticeable.
Diagnostic mammography is used to investigate suspicious breast changes, such as a new breast lump, breast pain, an unusual skin appearance, nipple thickening or nipple discharge.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT BEFORE A BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROCEDURE?
Schedule the test for a time when your breasts are least likely to be tender. If you haven't gone through menopause, that's usually during the week after your menstrual period. Your breasts are most likely to be tender the week before and the week during your period.
Don't use deodorant before your mammogram. Avoid using deodorants, antiperspirants, powders, lotions, creams or perfumes under your arms or on your breasts. Metallic particles in powders and deodorants could be visible on your mammogram and cause confusion.
Patients can request a consultation with one of our expert clinicians to address questions and uncertainties around the procedure.
Prior to the procedure, they are also provided access to completing the breast cancer risk calculation.
HOW DO I DECIDE IF BREAST MRI IS A GOOD OPTION FOR ME?
Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended for supplemental annual screening in women of any breast density who are at high risk for breast cancer (1).
Breast MRI may be a good option for you if you have dense breast. If MRI is performed, screening ultrasound is of no benefit. Not all women can tolerate MRI, due to claustrophobia, most pacemakers, other metallic implants, or gadolinium allergy.
Cost, patient tolerance, and accessibility are major detriments to using breast MRI to screen women with the sole indication of dense breast tissue.
DO YOU OFFER FREE HEALTH CONSULTATIONS?
Yes, our health experts are available to provide free consultation and answer your questions prior to the procedures.
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WHAT ARE THE FACTORS CAUSE HIGHER BREAST CANCER RISK?
As with many other diseases, your risk of breast cancer goes up as you get older.
If you've had one first-degree female relative (sister, mother, daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer, or you have BRCA 1/2 test positive, you are at higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
If you've been diagnosed with certain benign (not cancer) breast conditions, you may have a higher risk of breast cancer. There are several types of benign breast conditions and factors that affect breast cancer risk.
Talk to our experts to discuss your situation.
Saslow D, Boetes C, Burke W, et al. American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Screening with MRI as an Adjunct to Mammography. CA Cancer J Clin 2007;57(2):75-89.
Sprague BL, Gangnon RE, Burt V, et al. Prevalence of mammographically dense breasts in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014;106(10):10.1093/jnci/dju255. Print 2014 Oct.