Expert Care Team

Breast ACR AwardThe Breast Center at Valley Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in all breast imaging modalities:

  • Gold Seal: Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Gold Seal: Breast Ultrasound
  • Gold Seal: Mammography
  • Gold Seal: Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Our expert and dedicated team of technicians, radiologists and support staff put the needs of our patients first. We understand the anxiety that comes with breast screening and diagnostic testing. We are committed to providing unsurpassed, state-of the-art imaging to our patients with high quality and compassionate radiology services.  Services we offer include:

  • 3D Mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis)
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided Breast Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Wire Localization
  • Bone Density Exam
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Early Detection is Your Best Protection

Photo of grandmother, mother and daughterRegular screening mammography can often detect breast cancer long before it can be felt.  

The American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Imaging, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and American Society of Breast Surgeons recommend annual mammography screening starting at age 40 for average risk women.


 

•A women’s chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime is 1 in 8.

•8 out of 9 diagnosed women have no family history of breast cancer.

•With early detection, the five year survival rate from breast cancer is almost 100%.

•Research has shown early detection reduces breast cancer mortality by up to 44%. 

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Make breast health a priority in your life—do your monthly self-checks and schedule your annual mammogram today with The Breast Center in Renton or Covington.  You may request an appointment online; we'll get back to you within 3 business days. 

 

Advanced Imaging Close to Home

Digital mammography, used at The Breast Center, surpasses conventional X-ray film for detecting breast cancer. Digital images offer greater clarity and can be manipulated for the best vantage point.

xray_vs_digital_mammogram Because digital images can be shared online, surgeons and other specialists can consult with little or no delay when necessary. Your mammogram also goes through an additional review using the computerized R2 ImageChecker® to aid the radiologist in identifying suspicious regions. Should you need care beyond routine screening, The Breast Center provides comprehensive services and collaborative, skilled practitioners to support you every step of the way.

The Breast Center at Valley is proud to provide patients 3D screening mammography combined with 2D mammography as our standard of care for screening and diagnostic imaging.  Our latest Genius 3D mammography™ allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.

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  Icon Video  Genius 3D mammography