Breast center in Palm Beach County, Florida
We understand breast exams may produce anxiety for you. That's why, at HCA Florida Palms West's breast center, our caring and highly skilled staff helps put you at ease the moment you step through the door.
We are dedicated to making your visit with us as comfortable and convenient as possible. To do this, our breast health specialists offer a variety of screening and imaging services, all performed with compassion and sensitivity. We also offer flexible appointments to meet your busy schedule and lifestyle.
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Our women's imaging and diagnostic services
Our breast health services are an extension of our comprehensive women's care program.
At our breast center, we offer a full spectrum of screening, diagnostic and interventional imaging services, including:
- Complete radiology and pathology support
- Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
- Digital screening and diagnostic mammography
- Digital stereotactic biopsy
- Onsite Radiologist
- Ultrasound core biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
A mammogram uses X-rays to screen for a lump in the breast before it is large enough to be felt by touch. Mammograms are an effective breast cancer screening tool. However, women with dense breast tissue or a high risk of developing breast cancer may benefit from supplemental screenings.
Talk to your doctor about your individual risk for breast cancer and the type of screening that is right for you.
Breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography)
Breast tomosynthesis (sometimes called "tomo"), is a revolutionary breast cancer detection technology. It produces a 3D image of the breast tissues. (Traditional mammography obtains a single image.)
3D mammogram advantages
Because of the clearer, more detailed images, 3D mammograms offer the following advantages:
- Faster and more accurate results
- Fewer false positives and retests
- Potential for earlier cancer detection and treatment
Tomo also has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in women with dense breasts. This is because the multiple images give doctors a clearer view of breast masses, which can make it easier to detect breast cancer.
What to expect at your breast imaging appointment
Here, in our calming, private atmosphere, your screening will only take approximately 30 minutes.
Your exam will be performed by a licensed mammography technologist and read by one of our board-certified radiologists.
Our hospital's breast center is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This recognition means we exceed regulatory standards and have achieved accreditation in all of our breast imaging modalities. For you, this means you can expect high-quality, personalized care throughout each and every appointment with us.
If you would like to schedule a mammogram or other breast exam, please call the breast center at (561) 792-4892.
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