If you're looking for a full range of women's imaging needs in one location, look no further. The Women's Imaging Center at MountainView offers comprehensive imaging services in a spa-like environment tailored to your needs. With reserved parking, plush robes, secured lockers for belongings, and beautiful artwork, we've done our best to create a relaxing atmosphere. Services include traditional 2D mammography and 3D mammography, ultrasound, bone density scans, image guided breast biopsy, breast MRI, and a breast nurse navigator to guide you through your journey.
2D and 3D Mammography
We offer both 2D and 3D mammography. While most patients won't notice a difference between the two, 2D mammography takes traditional images from the top, bottom, and side, while 3D mammography creates slices of images, similar to a CT scanner. While 2D mammography continues to be the standard of treatment for most women, some women may benefit from a 3D mammogram, including women with dense breasts. Because of the slices, 3D mammography can produce clearer images, which can reduce stressful callbacks for repeat screenings. Even more important, 3D mammography can increase the early detection of invasive cancer. Talk with your doctor about whether a 2D or 3D mammogram is most appropriate for you.
The Women's Imaging Center offers ultrasound services, including pelvic ultrasound to help diagnose problems that can't be seen using traditional x-ray equipment. It is used to get a clear picture of soft tissues, and can be helpful when diagnosing ovarian and uterine issues.
Bone Density Scan
Bone density scanning, also called DEXA or bone densitometry is an enhanced form of x-ray that is used to measure bone loss. DEXA is today's standard for measuring bone mineral density and is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis.
Image-Guided Breast Biopsy
If your mammogram shows an area of concern, we offer ultrasound-guided or 3D mammography-guided biopsy. Using advanced imaging allows your doctor to accurately view your nodule making sure that he or she is able to get a viable sample to use in diagnosis.
While not located inside the Women's Imaging Center, MountainView is pleased to offer breast MRI. Breast MRI can be used as a supplemental tool to screening with mammography or ultrasound. It may be used to screen women at a high risk for breast cancer, evaluate the extent of cancer following a diagnosis, or further evaluate abnormalities seen on a mammogram.
The breast nurse navigator serves as a supportive liaison between patients and physicians. She will guide you throughout the mammography process, provide education, help explain test results, obtain referrals and schedule follow-up appointments.
For more information on the services offered at the Women's Imaging Center, or to schedule an appointment, call 575-556-7257.
4311 E. Lohman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88011