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Breast Care Services

BayCare offers imaging services that can screen, diagnose, and help treat breast issues you may have. However, services at each imaging and breast center may vary.


  • Mammography: This low-dose X-ray will take various pictures of your breast to detect any masses, tumors, or other areas of concern. Computer-aided detection (CAD) uses a digitized image to check for abnormalities.
  • Breast MRI: Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), this test is often used if your doctor needs more information after a mammogram.
  • Ultrasound: If your doctor sees something suspicious on a mammogram, the next step may be ultrasound. This test uses high-frequency sound waves to take further images of your breasts.


  • Stereotactic Biopsy: If a mass or other area of concern is detected, your doctor may suggest a biopsy. For a stereotactic biopsy, a mammogram machine is used to help guide a radiologist to take a sample of your breast tissue. This is a minimally invasive procedure.
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy: Also a minimally invasive procedure, this type of biopsy uses an ultrasound machine to help guide the radiologist to take a sample of the breast tissue.
  • Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: A radiologist uses a narrow needle and a syringe to take a sample of the suspicious mass.
  • Needle Localization: In this procedure, a needle is inserted into your breast and a wire is positioned at the area of concern. This wire guides a surgeon during a breast biopsy.


  • Breast Biopsy: This is a surgical procedure in which the suspicious breast tissue is removed for testing. 
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: During this procedure, a surgeon removes the sentinel nodes (those closest to the tumor or mass) so your team can decide if additional surgery is needed. 
  • Lumpectomy: During this procedure, a surgeon removes a breast tumor and the tissue surrounding it.
  • Mastectomy: This operation involves the surgical removal of your breast.
  • Reconstructive Surgery: This can involve breast augmentation, reduction, or lift procedures for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.

Additional Services

In addition to breast care, these women's services are offered at select locations.

  • Lymph Drainage and Compression Therapy: After breast surgery, some women can experience lymphedema, which is caused by damaged lymph nodes or accumulation of fluid. We offer drainage and compression therapy to treat this condition.
  • Bone Densitometry: This procedure measures your bone density and helps diagnose osteoporosis. It is a noninvasive X-ray, usually focused on the spine and hips.

Is it time to schedule your annual mammogram? Make your appointment today by calling 888-499-9003.


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