Whether you have any symptoms or just concerns about family history or just want an overall assessment of your breast health, rest assured you'll receive the finest patient care from start to finish.
Allied Medical Center offers dedicated one-stop Breast Care Services with an international ‘gold standard’ multidisciplinary team and multi-modality approach for consultation, breast screening and diagnostic breast services.
We offer comprehensive breast imaging with minimally invasive ultrasound guided breast biopsies, stereotactic mammography guided biopsies and histopathology services led by a team of female Breast Specialist Radiologists and experienced technologists and nurses. Our Comprehensive Breast Imaging Service includes the most advanced 18 channel coil for 3T Breast MRI, Digital Mammography with CAD and Breast Ultrasound. Our Digital Mammography features the most up to date Computed Aided Detection (CAD) technology for superior digital imaging; providing exceptional diagnostic detail at a significant low radiation dose and heightened image visualisation. Our ultrasound equipment is designed for women's health and breast imaging featuring Elastography software for dense breast imaging.
It is very important to maintain your breast health records and to bring the request form from your clinician, all post-surgery documentation as well as any previous related imaging reports and images on CD or film with you on the day of your diagnostic imaging appointment for the Radiologist to review and compare for a comprehensive impression of your breast health.
A breast examination by a Clinician is essential for your breast health. It is recommended to have a clinical breast examination every 3 years between the ages of 20 and 39, and every year after the age of 40.
A clinical breast examination is similar to the procedure used for breast self-examination to evaluate your breast health. Your Clinician will refer you for the best screening or diagnostic investigations based on your medical and family history, breast anatomy and any findings or concerns discussed in your initial consultation.
After your breast imaging was performed, you will have a follow up consultation with your Clinician to discuss your results and if any treatment or follow up imaging or procedures are required.
“The greatest weapon in the fight against breast cancer is awareness”
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Successful treatment of Breast Cancer is linked to early detection and diagnosis. Although detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages is the main goal of routine breast care, other benign conditions, such as fibrocystic breasts or cysts, are often discovered during routine care. Although the incidence of breast cancer is increasing, with one out of seven women developing invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives, mortality rates have decreased over the past several years due to early detection and improved treatment.
Breast screening is recommended at least every 2 years for women, beginning at age 40. However if you have a strong family history of breast cancer, it is recommended to discuss screening at an earlier age, with your clinician.
Screening Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or Clinician can feel them. It is recommended to combine breast ultrasound with mammography for the 1st base line screening. Research has shown that annual mammograms lead to early detection of breast cancers, when they are most curable and breast-conservation therapies are available.
Breast screening is also recommended prior to cosmetic breast enhancement to determine breast health.
“When it comes to concerns of your breast health, we know that nothing short of the best will do”
Diagnostic breast imaging is performed to help diagnose breast abnormalities detected by a Clinician during a physical exam and to characterise potential abnormalities seen on a screening mammogram or breast ultrasound.
Abnormalities may include:
If you notice any of these changes, see your Clinician as soon as possible. Diagnostic breast imaging may be required for further evaluation of symptoms or changes you experience.
At some point in your life, you may have a lump or change in your breast or an abnormal finding on a mammogram. In many cases, breast cancer can be ruled out with a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound or breast MRI. However, if cancer can't be ruled out, you will need to have a biopsy.
If you need a breast biopsy, don’t panic. Having a biopsy can be scary, but keep in mind that all breast biopsies do not show cancer.
A biopsy involves removing cells or tissue from the suspicious area of the breast. The cells or tissue are studied under a microscope to see if they show cancer.
If breast cancer is found, it can be treated. When breast cancer is found early, the chances for survival are highest.
With our team of highly skilled and experienced Clinicians and sub-specialised Radiologists, you can count on the very best patient care...