Understanding the signs, symptoms and risk factors for breast cancer is important to overall breast health awareness. At Piper Breast Center, women and men alike may be seen for consultations with specialists about all breast health concerns.

Routine mammography, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination are the basic screening tools for early detection of breast cancer.

Piper Breast Center®'s advanced screening and diagnostic services can also detect and evaluate breast conditions such as a new lump, cysts, microcalcifications, fibrocystic breast changes, mastitis, concerns about breast implants and cancer.

Screening and diagnostic services 

  • High-quality, low-dose digital mammography
  • 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis)
  • Ultrasound (sonography)
  • Ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration
  • Ductography
  • Image-guided breast biopsies using ultrasound or stereotactic techniques
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRI-guided biopsies of the breast
  • Wire localization and seed localization
  • Bone mineral density analysis
  • Bioimpedancespectroscopy (BIS)
  • Second opinions 

You can expect a timely reading of mammograms, explanations of procedures and ongoing communication. If more breast imaging is needed for a specific area of concern, it will be done in a time-sensitive manner.