Breast Imaging Center
Screening & Diagnosing Patients in North Central Arkansas and South
To learn more about Baxter Regional’s mammography services, call
us at (870) 508-1000 today and speak with one of our knowledgeable mammography
Baxter Regional Medical Center strives to provide all our clients with
effective, compassionate, and personalized mammography services. In order
to help us achieve that goal, we use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
Our highly trained and skilled radiologists and support team work around
the clock to ensure our patients are getting the high quality of care
they deserve. You can trust the medical experts at Baxter Regional to
help you get the diagnosis and treatment you need.
Several mammography services we offer include:
- Screening Mammography
- Diagnostic Mammography
- Breast Ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Needle Localization
- Stereotactic Biopsy
- Core Needle Biopsy
- Cyst Aspiration
About Baxter Regional Mammography
For those that don’t know, a mammogram is an x-ray picture of a breast.
It is often used to check for breast cancer in women who have shown no
symptoms, and in women who have detected physical lumps or other possible
indicators of breast cancer. Screening mammography is conducted when you
have not detected any symptoms or signs of breast cancer, and it should
be performed once a year, every year, after the age of 40. According to
the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed
with breast cancer in their lifetime. This is a serious disease and is
made much more manageable and treatable if it is detected and treated
in its earlier stages. Talk to your doctor about getting a mammogram if
you have not received one recently.
What Makes 3-D Mammography Better?
In a 3-D mammogram, numerous x-rays are taken of the breasts which are
used to create a 3-D image, unlike the standard mammograms which create
flat, 2-D scans. Rather than looking at one image, radiologists can go
examine one millimeter of tissue at a time and spot abnormalities. Despite
taking more images, 3-D mammograms expose patients to the same amount
of radiation as their standard counterpart, meaning they are just as safe
and the preferred option by most physician.
Women with dense breast tissue or a history of breast cancer should look
into receiving 3-D mammography, as standard mammograms have a difficult
time penetrating tissue and revealing something that may be a cause for
concern. As the images are clearer, it also reduces the chances of the
doctor diagnosing a false positive.
Early Detection Is Key To Successful Treatment.
Performing a monthly self-breast exam is extremely important for detecting
breast cancer early. You should begin performing this exams from age 20
and upwards. As you get older, your risk of developing breast cancer increases
and you will need to start receiving regular mammograms. If you’re
a woman over the age of 40, or if you have a family history of breast
cancer, it is important to have an annual mammogram screening.
Consult with a doctor as soon as possible if you notice:
- A lump in the breast or underarm area
- Breast swelling
- Your nipples turning inward
- A rash or scaly around the nipple
- Nipple discharge
3-D mammography can detect breast cancer before noticeable lumps form,
meaning you can start fighting it in the very early stages and greatly
improve your chances to have a less intrusive and more pleasant resolution.
Breast Cancer Facts
- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime
- A women is diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes
- There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States
- Regular screenings are important for early detection, even if you have
- A lump in the breast area is not always cancer, but it should be examined
by a doctor as soon as possible
- Breast cancer death rates have been on the decline since 1990 thanks to
earlier detection and improved treatments
- Mammograms have reduced breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S. by roughly
40% since 1990
- Mammography has reduced breast cancer mortality 18% for women age 40-50
- Mammography has reduced breast cancer mortality 30% for women age 50-70
- Mammography screening is currently the most effective means of detecting
breast cancer in the early stages
- 3-D Mammograms are 40% more efficient at scanning for breast cancer than
- Early detection of breast cancer gives women more options for breast conserving
- From age 40 and up, women should receive a mammogram once a year
- Women with a family history of breast cancer should consult with their
doctor on how often they should receive mammograms by age 20