Women's imaging center and breast health services in Las Vegas, Nevada
Through our breast health program, patients throughout Las Vegas are connected to a team of highly skilled specialists who provide comprehensive breast care and wellness recommendations. We use the latest advanced technology, such as softer mammograms and 3D imaging techniques, to ensure our patients receive the most comfortable and effective care possible.
For more information about our women's health services or to schedule an appointment, you can reach our team at (702) 916-7070.
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.
Our breast health services
Our breast care services feature the newest technologies and latest procedures to accurately diagnose breast issues at the earliest stage possible.
The breast health services we offer include:
- Breast ultrasounds
- Cyst aspirations
- Digital mammography
- Fine needle aspirations
- Needle localizations
3D mammography in Las Vegas
3D mammography is a new screening and diagnostic breast imaging service designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer. We are proud to now offer a breast tomosynthesis solution using advanced 3D imaging technology.
We use a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a “step-and-shoot” method. This unique process removes the potential motion from the tube, helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness. With this equipment, there is no increase in radiation dose from a 2D standard mammogram to a 3D view. This means there is no increased radiation to patients during the 3D breast exam.
Recommendations for breast cancer screening
Breast cancer prevention is a priority at Southern Hills Hospital. Self-examinations are essential to ongoing breast care, and early detection is the most effective cure. To help guide you, here are the recommendations for breast cancer screenings:
- Monthly breast self-examination starting at 20 years old
- Physical examinations by a health care provider every three years starting at 20 years old
- Annual clinical breast physical exams starting at 40 years old
- Annual screening mammography starting at 40 years old
In addition to these guidelines, women between 45 and 54 years old should get mammograms every year. Also, women 55 years old and older can either schedule a mammogram every other year or continue with annual exams. Screenings should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live at least 10 more years.
To schedule a breast screening appointment, please call (702) 916-7288.
Our team of breast care specialists
Our breast health team provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the breasts. Focusing exclusively on breast health, our team of specialists includes:
- Board-certified breast imaging radiologists
- Board-certified oncologists
- Board-certified surgeons
- Licensed mammographers