Women's Diagnostic Imaging
Jeane M. Dorini Women's Imaging and Diagnostic Suite
The Jeane M. Dorini Women's Imaging and Diagnostic Suite, located at Holy Cross Healthplex, represents a revolution in healthcare: a center designed especially for women, by women, to better address your needs and to make your experience so much more pleasant and fulfilling.
This diagnostic imaging center in Fort Lauderdale is designed as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Here you'll benefit from the unparalleled expertise, sophisticated technology and compassionate care that set Holy Cross Hospital apart. But you'll enjoy it in a serene environment that feels decidedly spa-like. You'll find seminars, support services and other resources. That's because our mission is not only to promote your physical health, but to care for you emotionally and spiritually as well. In short, our mission is you.
To schedule an appointment, please call (954) 351-7800.
High incidence of breast cancer in the United States prompted the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to release guidelines recommending screening mammograms every one to two years starting at age 40 and annually beginning at age 50. "The goal is to decrease deaths from breast cancer through early detection. Getting mammograms annually starting at age 40 will increase the chance of early detection,” says Anele Manfredini, MD (Family Medicine and Women’s Health, Holy Cross Medical Group). “It is important for physicians to discuss the benefits of early screening...and support [their patients] on the appropriate follow-up.” Learn about mammography services available at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center.
Importance of Early Detection
Breast Needle Localization
This is a radiographic examination of the breast to place a guide wire in the mass to be excised.
Stereotactic Breast Core Biopsy
This is an examination of the breast under x-ray control to examine an area of interest with a mass or calcifications, and remove tissue samples for histology.
This is a radiographic procedure to demonstrate the patency (openness) of a milk duct by introducing contrast medium into the duct, through the opening on the nipple. The patient or physicians office makes the appointment. The patient must be having an active discharge (secretions from the nipple). The exam is booked as soon as possible (same or next day). The patient reports to the Women's Center to be registered.
This is an examination of the spine and hip and whole body if indicated, with the use of a pinpoint size x-ray source to determine the bone mineral density.
Ultrasonography uses the same technology used to view unborn children during pregnancy. This procedure can also be used to distinguish a benign cyst from a solid lesion in the breast tissue-which can eliminate the need for a biopsy. Other uses include evaluating abnormal vaginal bleeding, problematic fibroids and screening for ovarian cancer. Most important-it's completely safe.
Breast MRI is the most thorough method for determining the existence and extent of breast cancer. This painless, non-evasive procedure uses magnetic fields combined with radio waves to pick up where other exams left off. So far, Breast MRI has detected more than 90 percent of the cancers in the opposite breast that were missed by other forms of detection. When the procedure is complete, your findings will be certain and so will your next steps.
One of the most exciting developments is the addition of our Patient Navigator. A registered nurse, our Patient Navigator has special training in oncology and breast health. If a problem is detected, our Patient Navigator is there to provide education and information as well as to work with your doctor to help facilitate appointments for additional imaging or procedures.