The Christ Hospital Health Network makes your annual mammogram as convenient as possible. We offer 15-minute screenings throughout the TriState, with early morning and Saturday appointments available at many locations. Results are provided quickly.
Call 513-585-2668 to schedule your appointment at any location:
The Christ Hospital Medical Building
2123 Auburn Ave. I Suite 324
Cincinnati, OH 45219
11150 Montgomery Road I Suite 1100
Cincinnati, OH 45249
7545 Beechmont Ave. I Suite X
Cincinnati, OH 45255
1955 Dixie Highway I Suite E2
Fort Wright, KY 41011
5885 Harrison Ave. I Suite 1100
Cincinnati, OH 45248
4440 Red Bank Expressway I Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45227
608 Reading Road
Mason, OH 45040
Types of Breast Imaging.
digital mammogram (2D mammogram screening), digital breast tomosynthesis (3D screening mammogram), breast ultrasound, whole breast ultrasound, breast biopsy, DEXA bone density screening, breast MRI as well as any further breast services and care if the need should arise.The Comprehensive Breast Centers offer
Screening mammograms are x-ray pictures of the breasts that are used for women who have no breast symptoms or signs of breast cancer (such as a previous abnormal mammogram). Screening mammogram help find breast cancer when it’s too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Screening mammography assists in early detection of breast cancer and can help detect the disease up to two years before it can be felt. Finding breast cancers early (before they have grown and spread) greatly improves a woman’s chance for successful treatment. Screening mammogram usually takes two x-ray pictures of each breast. Some women, such as those with large breasts, may need to have more pictures to see as much breast tissue as possible.
Digital breast tomosynthesis
Digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammogram) takes multiple views of the breast and reconstructs it into a 3D image. This is newer technology, but some early studies show it has better accuracy than 2D mammography for women with denser breasts.
Diagnostic mammograms are typically used for women with one or more breast problems (a lump or nipple discharge), or when an abnormal area was found in a screening mammogram. Sometimes diagnostic mammograms are done for screening in women without breast problems who were previously treated for breast cancer. During a diagnostic mammogram, the images are reviewed by the radiologist while you are there so that more pictures can be taken if needed to look more closely at an area of concern. This simple procedure can increase the diagnosis rate and the cure rate of breast cancer by 90 percent or more. Here are examples of diagnostic mammograms:
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses very strong magnets and radio waves to capture natural magnetic properties in the body and capture medical images. It is another 3-D imaging option that requires an injection of contrast dye. Typically, cancers will take up the contrast due to increased blood flow. MRI makes better images of organs and soft tissues than those of other scanning technologies, but it is very sensitive and may cause false-positive results. A false-positive result is a positive result on a test that leads to further testing or procedures that are negative.
- Breast ultrasound (including digital whole breast ultrasound), is another imaging tool that uses sound waves instead of radiation to make images of the breast. It is non-invasive and often used as a follow-up test after an abnormal breast finding. It could also be used for women who have denser breasts or in conjunction with other screening for women with higher risks of breast cancer. Breast ultrasound exams are most often performed with a hand-held ultrasound device.
Breast Cancer Collaborative
If something is detected, cancer or not, we will provide additional peace of mind with the region's most experienced and specialized staff in your corner.
Our dedicated team of breast specialists work with you to provide:
An earlier and more accurate diagnosis
A more efficient treatment process
The most personalized and compassionate care
The newest and most advanced cancer treatments, such as intraoperative radiation therapy
The latest techniques in surgical reconstruction options, including DIEP Flap
A breast health nurse navigator who is there every step of the way.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among American women, with more than 180,000 women in the U.S. being diagnosed each year. However, when found early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent. In fact, there are more than two million breast cancer survivors alive in America today.