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Breast Health Centers

Columbia St. Mary’s (CSM) Breast Health Centers offer a unique environment for women. Designed with your wellbeing in mind, our Centers are exclusive — providing care for women only — in a private, comfortable setting.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Columbia St. Mary’s has been a pioneering force in bringing the latest services and technology to women in Milwaukee. As the first Breast Health Centers in southeastern Wisconsin to offer Full-Field Digital Mammography, Stereotactic Needle Core Biopsy, Contour Mammography Units, and Computer Assisted Devices, we have continued our commitment to provide state-of-the-art technology with  3D Tomosynthesis  Mammography  at all our breast imaging centers.


Highly Trained Staff

The staff at the Centers specialize in women’s procedures, and each person is given individualized, compassionate care. The Center’s experienced staff members include board certified radiologists, registered technologists, and a Breast Health Clinician — a registered nurse with a background in breast cancer care.


Breast Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Clinic

Columbia St. Mary’s treats more breast cancer patients than any other hospital in southeast Wisconsin. One reason patients come to Columbia St. Mary’s is because of our multidisciplinary approach to treatment and care. This means that breast cancer experts from multiple specialties work together with a goal of allowing a woman to meet her ‘team’ of doctors at once, removing the anxiety that would normally increase between appointments. And, the combination of doctors creates a powerful and well-informed team working together. A diagnosis of breast cancer can be stressful and overwhelming. All members of the breast cancer multi-disciplinary clinic are dedicated to assisting patients and their caregiver throughout the entire process.


Diagnostic and Wellness Services

Our Breast Health Centers are equipped with the latest technology to provide breast imaging and related services. Breast Health Clinicians are available for individual education, support and peace of mind. All breast imaging services are fully accredited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in accordance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).

Services include:   

  • Mammograms
    When a better technology is discovered, we believe everyone should have access to it.

    That’s why Columbia St. Mary’s is the first and only hospital system in southeastern Wisconsin to provide 3D mammography for ALL patients.

    3D Mammography, or tomosynthesis, is now available at all our breast imaging centers:

    • CSM Women's Hospital Van Dyke Haebler Center
    • CSM Hospital Ozaukee
    • River Woods Outpatient Center
    • Gateway Medical Clinic, West Allis
    • Marsho Family Medical Group - Sheboygan
    • The Mobile Mammography Coach
    Many of these locations also have extended hours to accommodate your busy schedule.

    The benefits of 3D mammography are numerous and well established. A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at 454,850 breast screening examinations and found 3D mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancer and decreases the rate of false positives by up to 40 percent. This means cancer is caught earlier and patients often require less treatment and therefore experience fewer side-effects — to say nothing of the reduction in stress and anxiety for women who were forced to undergo unnecessary follow-up exams after a false positive.

    And while other health systems may charge extra for 3D mammography, if they offer it at all, our 3D charges are the same as 2D.

     

  • Computer Assisted Device (CAD)
    This sophisticated computer rechecks each mammogram and highlights suspicious areas to be noted by the radiologist. The CAD marks abnormalities on the mammogram and assists the radiologist in the early detection of breast cancer. This technology is available with the digital mammography.

  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy Procedures
    These procedures are less painful than surgery and virtually eliminate scarring to allow patients to resume daily activities more quickly. The procedures include Fine needle, Core needle, and Mammotome breast biopsies with ultrasound or stereotactic guidance.

  • Breast MRI
    Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to image the breast. MRI is one of the most advanced diagnostic imaging tools available. Breast MRI can be used to evaluate dense breast tissue, monitor high risk patients, biopsies, surgical planning, and the staging of breast cancer. MRI is painless and non-invasive.

  • Education and Support
    Education and resource materials are available on all procedures performed at the Centers, as well as information on women's health and wellness.

  • Programs for Low Income and Uninsured
    Call the appropriate Center for questions on qualifications. 


Other Women's Services

  • Ultrasound Procedures
     Outpatient female diagnostic ultrasound procedures are provided including breast, abdominal, and obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN).

  • Convenient Scheduling
    If you would like to schedule an appointment for any of the above services call 414-326-1800.

 

Columbia St. Mary's Women's Hospital
Van Dyke Haebler Center  for Women's Imaging: 414-291-1600
Scheduling: 414-326-1800
3D Mammogram - Online Scheduling
 
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee
Breast Health Center - Women's Imaging
Women's Center: 262-243-7525
Scheduling: 414-326-1800
3D Mammogram - Online Scheduling

Columbia St. Mary's River Woods Outpatient Center
Medical Imaging Information: 414-963-7070
Scheduling: 414-326-1800
3D Mammogram - Online Scheduling

 
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