Mammography, Breast Imaging, and Biopsy
Breast Cancer Radiology Services
Mammography involves x-raying the breast to identify and evaluate cysts,
tumors, lesions or other abnormalities. The procedure can identify abnormalities
in breast tissue before a lump or growth can be felt during a self-exam.
When an abnormality of the breast tissue is discovered, further analysis
may be required to determine if the growth is malignant (cancerous) or
benign (non-cancerous). Stereotactic breast biopsy is a simple outpatient
procedure that allows physicians to analyze a sample of breast tissue
for the presence of cancer cells. Under local anesthesia, a tiny "nick"
is made in the patient's breast and a small sample of tissue is removed
for analysis. The procedure is relatively painless and requires no stitches.
Not all patients are candidates for stereotactic biopsy. Stereotactic
Biopsy is utilized when an abnormality is visualized by x-ray. Abnormalities
that are visualized by ultrasound are also biopsied at our center as a
simple outpatient procedure. Under certain circumstances, a traditional
"open" surgical biopsy is required to remove and analyze a sample
In addition to ultrasound and regular x-ray services, Pomona Valley Hospital
is proud to offer
3D mammography, the most accurate breast cancer screening system available at our Pomona,
Chino Hills and Claremont locations.
For more information about the Breast Health Center at PVHMC, or to schedule
an appointment, please contact us at
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Breast Health Center
1910 Royalty Drive
Pomona, CA 91767