As a woman, you make decisions for yourself and your family every day. Your healthcare choices are especially important. Staying healthy shows your loved ones how important they are to you. Take comfort in knowing the women’s services staff at the Roane Medical Center will make your visit as pleasant and private as possible. In addition to the licensed and experienced staff, Roane Medical Center offers you advanced testing.
Roane Medical Center provides mammography screenings and breast ultrasounds to detect changes in breast tissue that are difficult to feel by hand. Our mammography unit is digital, using the latest mammogram technology to obtain clearer images for proper diagnosis. The user-friendly design of the new equipment means greater comfort for women while receiving breast cancer screenings and diagnosis. The new technology cuts scan time in half, allowing patients to be seen more quickly, and it provides enhanced images for the physicians and technologists at Roane Medical Center.
Roane is excited to offer 3D mammography (also known as tomosynthesis), an imaging process that allows the radiologist to see around and between breast tissue – including dense breast tissue – to better detect smaller cancers. Learn more about 3D mammography.
Our Digital Mammography Unit is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the Food and Drug Administration. Check out our most recent accreditation here.
If cancer cells are detected, the physician may choose to perform stereotactic biopsies. A stereotactic breast biopsy requires a specialized mammography machine that helps guide the radiologist’s instruments to the abnormal growth site.
Advanced bone densitometer equipment is available at Roane Medical Center for detection of subtle bone changes which might indicate the beginnings of osteoporosis. The diagnostic information is faster and more accurate than older procedures. This comes at a time when medical specialists are reporting new treatments that may help patients regenerate bone mass – and partially reverse the effects of osteoporosis. In addition, our technology can help detect advanced hip and vertebral problems.