Have you ever jumped out of bed, excited for your mammogram appointment? Probably not! At Clermont Radiology’s Women’s Center, we have created a soothing, spa-like environment staffed with caring experts, to meet all your Women’s Imaging needs.
By listening closely to our patients, we have identified 3 “must-haves” that create an ideal women’s imaging experience: Comfort, Convenience, and Confidence.
From the time you walk in to the time you walk out, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
- Relax in a private waiting area with a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
- Slip into a heated gown straight from the warmer in the dressing room.
- Rely on our experienced and friendly technicians to keep you informed and comfortable throughout your exam.
We can meet all your women’s imaging needs under one roof. Sometimes, more than one type of exam is required to make a diagnosis. At Clermont Radiology’s Women’s Center, we offer Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, and DEXA Scans. Below is a description of each type of exam:
Mammography is the practice of radiographic imaging of the soft tissue of the breast. Digital Mammography is the highest image resolution available. Multiple images are obtained by gentle positioning of the breast by the technologist to produce high contrast images. A mammogram is a low dose x-ray of the breast. It is performed to detect abnormal growths or changes in the breast, or to provide a baseline reference for later comparison. It is an important way to help protect you against breast cancer as it can find cancers too small to be felt by hand. Our Women's Center performs both screening and diagnostic mammograms.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging method that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body, using a transducer. Commonly used to evaluate the abdominal and pelvic organs, breasts, thyroid glands, heart, testes, and blood flow in arteries and veins. Ultrasound is a simple, safe, painless diagnostic procedure that bounces high-frequency sound waves off parts of the body and captures the returning “echoes” as images. There is no injection or radiation exposure associated with ultrasound.
DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) examinations estimate the amount of bone mineral content in specific areas of your body. Two X-Ray energies allow the Radiologist to tell the difference between bone and soft tissue, giving a very accurate estimation of bone density. Often confused with a nuclear medicine bone scan, a bone mineral density measurement with DEXA is painless, and requires no injections, invasive procedures, sedation, special diet or any other advance preparation. During a DEXA exam, the patient lies fully clothed on a padded table while the system scans one or more areas of bone (usually the lower spine or hip).
We have carefully chosen our Women’s Imaging Radiologists to make sure they are sub-specialty trained, experienced, and caring individuals. Click on their names below to learn more about the Women’s Imaging Specialists who will interpret your exam(s):