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Breast Health

High quality healthcare meets five-star comfort in the breast program at our new women’s pavilion. Featuring the latest in cancer detection tools, the breast program at Winter Park Memorial Hospital centers around maintaining breast health, disease prevention, early detection and access to expert treatment. Our Outpatient and Women’s Center provides:

  • Diagnostic mammograms to review suspicious tissues found on screening mammograms
  • Ultrasound to learn even more about a mass or lump found in a mammogram
  • MRI scans, that are used in conjunction with mammograms, for women at high risk of developing breast cancer
  • Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) to see cancer as small as a grain of rice (Winter Park Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in the area to offer this technology)
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, to precisely obtain tissue samples
  • Breast Imaging Coordinators to set up additional breast imaging services or procedures

To schedule your screening or diagnostic mammogram, call (407) 303-7500, or contact us online today.

What is the difference between screening and diagnostic mammography?

Screening Mammography
Mammography plays a key role in the early detection of breast cancer. It can reveal the presence of cancer long before it can be felt or cause symptoms. Current guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. Research shows that annual mammograms lead to the early detection of breast cancers, when they are small and more easily treated and cured. Women who have had breast cancer or are at higher risk due to a family history of the disease should talk to their doctor about when and how often they should be screened.

Diagnostic Mammography
Diagnostic mammography refers to the same procedure as screening mammograms, only the scanning is focused on a particular area of interest because the doctor has reason to suspect the presence of cancer or some other abnormality.  It may be that the patient has symptoms (breast lump, pain, skin changes or nipple discharge) or that the findings on her screening mammogram were unclear. About 10% of screening mammograms are inconclusive and require follow up with diagnostic mammography. A recommendation for diagnostic mammography is not necessarily a reason for concern. The majority of women who have a diagnostic mammogram are found not to have cancer.
To schedule your screening or diagnostic mammogram, call (407) 303-7500, or contact us online today.

Image Wisely™

At Winter Park Memorial Hospital, your well-being is our utmost concern.  That’s why we’re the only imaging center in the Winter Park area with the Image Wisely™ level-three designation, which ensures that we practice radiation safety and follow low-dose protocols during all imaging procedures, resulting in a reduced amount of exposure to radiation for our patients compared to our competitors.

We didn’t stop there. We are also the only local American College of Radiology (ACR)-accredited facility and ACR-accredited breast ultrasound facility, which means our image quality, personnel qualifications, medical equipment, quality-control procedures and quality-assurance programs are the absolute best in the industry.  

And because our onsite breast-imaging radiologists from Radiology Specialists of Florida (RSF) are specially trained in breast imaging, they are able to more accurately detect any abnormalities through more defined images and precise interpretations.

The services we offer include:

  • Digital screening mammography
  • Digital diagnostic mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Breast biopsy (needle aspiration, ultrasound-guided, MRI-guided, stereotactic, and needle or seed localization)

Most major insurance plans are accepted, and discounts and payment plans are available. There is no need to sacrifice quality to get the highest level of care—right here in your own backyard.

Join the Flock at Pink Out

A leader in cancer awareness and prevention, Winter Park Memorial Hospital hosts the annual “Pink Out Winter Park.” Each October, our famed Park Avenue goes to the birds. Pink flamingos to be exact. Along with partnering Winter Park retailers, businesses and The City of Winter Park, our highly successful annual event raises breast cancer awareness, and funds to make mammograms more available to women who need them most. Join the flock this year, and visit Pink Out Winter Park for more details or to make a donation.