Chattanooga Imaging offers a comprehensive range of screening and diagnostic services specifically for women at every stage of life, from child-bearing through menopause.
We provide a compassionate, caring environment and work closely with your physician, where needed, to coordinate your care. Chattanooga Imaging utilizes our Breast Imaging Coordinator to provide a concierge to you and your healthcare provider. The coordinator follows your procedure from the moment it is scheduled to make sure our radiologist have the most up to date information, through tracking down all reports and outside images, and communicating with additional specialists as needed to ensure your care is top notch.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women should have the choice to have an annual mammogram at age 40. Digital mammography is the most effective tool for early diagnosis of breast cancer, when it is easiest to treat. Chattanooga Imaging is pleased to offer digital mammography at all locations, as well as, 3D mammography at our Gunbarrel, Hixson, Cleveland, and Dalton locations. All mammograms are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist. As part of our standard of care, the radiologist will use Computer Aided Detection (CAD) to assist in the interpretation. CAD double-checks the accuracy of the mammogram, detecting masses and calcifications that are too small to be seen by the naked eye. Research has shown that CAD improves mammogram accuracy and cancer detection rates.
Breast ultrasound is sometimes used to evaluate breast abnormalities that are found at screening or diagnostic mammography, or during a physical exam. Ultrasound is useful for evaluation of some breast masses.
Other diagnostic tools include Breast MRI, used to investigate potential problems first identified during a mammography or physical exam, and imaging-guided breast biopsy.
Diagnostic imaging can help diagnose reproductive health problems, including chronic pain and infertility. Chattanooga Imaging’s interventional radiologists expertly provide state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive evaluations.
A Bone Mineral Density test, also called a BMD, is used to diagnose osteoporosis. It measures and compares your bone density with standards for what is expected in someone of your age, gender, and size to the optimal peak bone density of a healthy young adult of the same gender. Such testing can help:
- Detect low bone density before a fracture occurs.
- Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis if you have already had a fracture.
- Predict your chances of a fracture in the future.
- Determine the rate of bone loss and monitor the effects of treatment when testing is done at regular intervals.
- Bone Mineral Density Scan