Breast Health
 
 

Breast Health and Services in Bartow, Florida

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. Bartow Regional Medical Center provides helpful services to educate women on breast health, and encourages self-exams and routine screenings. We utilize highly sophisticated imaging technology that can detect breast cancer at the earliest stages, when treatment can be most effective. The combination of highly trained, caring technologists and the latest imaging technology allows us to deliver the highest quality of care.

Digital mammography

Mammography is an X-ray exam of the breasts used to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. Bartow Regional Medical Center offers digital imaging technology for mammograms. With digital technology, radiologists can zoom in on particular areas or change brightness or contrast for even greater visibility. It offers numerous benefits to women, including:

  • Improved accuracy of screening exams, especially for women with dense breast tissue
  • Less radiation exposure
  • Superior image quality, reducing the need for repeat exams
  • Breast ultrasound (sonography)

A breast ultrasound is often used to further evaluate an abnormality found during a mammogram. Ultrasound allows doctors to see the area closest to the chest wall, which can be difficult to see using mammography. This technology also helps doctors determine whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (a cyst) or is a solid mass.

Stereotactic biopsies

When a lump or abnormal area is detected during screening, a biopsy can determine whether cells are cancerous. Advanced imaging technology — such as mammography or ultrasound— can be combined with minimally invasive techniques to obtain tissue samples. Bartow Regional Medical Center offers digital stereotactic biopsies.

Learn more about breast health services at BayCare.

For more information or a physician referral, call (863) 280-6077.