Screening can help detect breast cancer at the very early stages – often two years before a lump or other symptom becomes noticeable to a patient or their doctor. In addition, breast imaging is a diagnostic tool used by practitioners to:
- Assess the cause of breast symptoms such as lumps, tenderness or nipple discharge
- Identify the type, location and stage of breast cancer
- Determine the results of chemotherapy
- Evaluate the integrity of breast implants
MIC’s mammographers and radiologists specialise in Breast imaging and offer a full range of services :
- Screening and diagnostic mammography using 3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis) technology
- Screening Breast ultrasound exams for women with dense breast tissue and younger women aged < 40 years
- Diagnostic breast ultrasounds
- Breast MRI
- Breast interventions such as image-guided biopsies to further explore any abnormalities found during these exams.
- Breast interventions such as image-guided wire localisation, marker clip insertion, tattoo-inking of axillary lymph nodes and skin marking to aid surgeons and oncologists in the management of breast cancer patients.
International guidelines recommend annual screening mammography from age 40 years. Women with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors for breast cancer may be at an elevated risk for breast cancer and may need earlier or more frequent screening.
We use ultrasound and MRI to assess the female genital tract.
Ultrasound studies include transabdominal pelvic ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound, pelvic floor ultrasound to evaluate urinary incontinence and prolapse, and deep endometriosis ultrasound.
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an imaging study of the uterus and fallopian tube to evaluate for potential causes of infertility.
Contrast dye in injected into the uterus and fallopian tubes through the cervix.