Breast Center

Breast Center

Breast Center

One of the best defenses against breast cancer is early detection, and the Hill Country Memorial Breast Center's digital mammography units are an important first step in discovering a breast tumor early.

The Breast Center performs about 450 mammograms a month and discovers 45-55 cancers a year. When a suspicious area is detected, a team of breast disease experts studies the case to accurately diagnose the point of interest and create the most promising treatment plan. This personal approach differentiates HCM’s breast cancer care from other treatment programs.

The Breast Center's digital mammography service is part of an innovative, multidisciplinary breast program that includes:

  • Breast MRI, a noninvasive procedure that produces 2D and 3D images
  • Ultrasound, a breast-specific imaging that uses sound waves to create an image without using radiation
  • Sentinel node biopsy, a surgical procedure that can determine if a breast tumor has spread
  • A Breast Conference of surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, oncologists and specialized technologists who review every breast biopsy done at HCM
  • An innovative tumor marking procedure which reduces potential surgery error to miniscule levels