Mission: RP Gulf Coast has a dedicated team of breast imagers, most of whom are fellowship trained in breast imaging. As a subspecialized section, our team is focused on the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. We utilize the latest technologies including tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced mammography as well as breast ultrasound and MRI.
Our philosophy is to work alongside our surgical and oncologic colleagues to offer the highest level of imaging and imaging-guided biopsy to our patients. We routinely engage in multidisciplinary tumor boards and speaking engagements to patients about the utility of screening mammography.
Most importantly, we encourage all women above the age of 40 to be judicious in obtaining a yearly mammogram. Despite recent controversy suggesting alternative years or delayed onset of screening, 1 in 6 Breast cancers will be found in women between the ages of 40 and 50. Moreover, these cancers tend to be more aggressive, which means that these patients would get the most benefit from screening mammography. To read more about this, please visit mammographysaveslives.org.
Society of Breast Imaging