Breast care center in Brooksville, Florida
When you need breast care in Hernando County, Florida, the breast health specialists at HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital are here for you.
At our hospital's Women's Imaging Center, we offer advanced diagnostic imaging services and procedures — including 3D mammograms and breast biopsies. Using the results of these tests, we can identify any breast abnormalities and detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is more easily treated.
You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.
You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.
Our women's imaging and diagnostic services
Our breast imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiology, which has earned us the distinction of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This designation reflects our commitment to providing high-quality breast cancer screening and diagnostic services. These services include:
A digital screening mammogram is conducted the same way as a traditional, film-based mammogram, taking two views of each compressed breast.
Our radiologists evaluate your digital mammogram with the aid of computer-assisted detection (CAD) software. This special system increases accuracy when evaluating your mammogram results for abnormalities that may need additional imaging or a biopsy.
Benefits of digital mammograms
Digital mammography is beneficial because it:
- Allows the radiologist to review, manipulate and enhance your results on a computer screen
- Can be stored digitally and permanently, with the ability to print on film
- Decreases the chances of callbacks for additional testing
- Lessens time in compression and uses a comfort system to reduce discomfort during compression
- Processes faster (meaning shorter mammogram exam time for you)
- Provides high-quality images that make it easier to differentiate cancer tissue from normal tissue
- Uses up to 60 percent less radiation exposure than film images
Costs of mammograms
Annual mammogram screenings are covered by most insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid.
We also offer special self-pay rates for those without insurance.
Scheduling a screening mammogram
A prescription is not required to have a screening mammogram. Patients experiencing problems with their breasts, however, do not qualify for a screening mammogram. Instead, they should consult with their primary care physician about what steps to take next.
To schedule a screening mammogram, you may register online or call our central scheduling line (800) 921-7158. Our team will be happy to take your call Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 5:30pm.
A breast ultrasound studies a specific area found on a mammogram or a lump on your breast. This exam can determine the difference between a cystic or solid mass. Breast ultrasounds are used in conjunction with mammograms. Due to their limited scope, they cannot be used as a replacement for a mammogram.
We perform stereotactic and ultrasound core biopsies at our breast care center. These minimally invasive procedures are recommended when an area of breast tissue is suspected to be cancerous or differs from a previous mammogram. In both procedures, a small tissue sample is taken to determine if cancer is present.
If a biopsy is needed, we will assist you in making an appointment with one of our breast care surgical specialists. These specialists have committed to seeing our patients promptly after receiving your referral.
Bone density scan
Osteoporosis is a disease that depletes the minerals from our bones, making them brittle, weak and easy to break. Subtle changes in bone mineral density can be easily detected with a bone densitometry scan.
Breast cancer treatment can decrease levels of estrogen, which protects bones. This is why your risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures can increase after breast cancer treatment. Additionally, estrogen production decreases as women age, which can increase your risk of low bone mass.
Because of this, we offer bone scans as part of our breast health services. A bone densitometry scan is a safe, noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses low-dose X-rays. Your physician reviews the results of this test to determine what steps, if any, are necessary to treat bone loss and preserve your bone health.
Breast cancer treatment
If breast cancer is detected, we will be by your side throughout your journey. Our hospital offers a comprehensive oncology program. It features advanced treatments and a collaborative team of our oncologists, breast cancer specialists and other professionals.
Breast cancer nurse navigator program
At our hospital, we are committed to being your advocate and ensuring you receive timely care. As part of this commitment, we have a breast cancer nurse navigator program.
Our nurse navigator program allows us to quickly get you more information if any of your diagnostic tests detect potentially cancerous tissue. This results in better outcomes, improved satisfaction and decreased stress and anxiety for you.
The role of our breast cancer nurse navigator
Our breast cancer nurse navigator is here to help you, from diagnosis and treatment through recovery. They are trained to help you solve problems and overcome barriers that might keep you from getting the care you need.
Our breast cancer nurse navigator:
- Anticipates and addresses obstacles in your care
- Connects you with financial resources, community resources, support and healthcare education
- Directs you to the appropriate healthcare services for timely diagnosis and treatment
- Helps facilitate and streamline communication between you and your providers
- Knows the healthcare system and the overall community of our breast cancer patients
Breast cancer support group
We offer a support group for women who have been diagnosed with or have survived breast cancer. The goal of this support group is to educate, empower and inspire people affected by breast cancer.
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