Breast Care Services

Breast Care Services in Tampa Bay

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. The following list will help you understand which test is right for you based on where you are in your breast health journey. We encourage you to ask questions of your physician, contact a nurse navigator, or call our physician referral experts at (888) 906-8892.


  • 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 (855) 269-4333.