Breast Diagnostic Center
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To schedule an appointment, call 425-688-5985.
The Breast Diagnostic Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Overlake Breast Diagnostic Center provides comprehensive diagnostic breast imaging services in a soothing environment. Our dedicated breast imaging radiologists lead our team of highly skilled staff in caring for patients who are symptomatic or have breast-related conditions. The center offers state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and is Designated as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
If there is a need for additional evaluation following a screening mammogram or if a woman has symptoms warranting additional imaging, diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies are provided to ensure early detection of breast cancer.
If a positive diagnosis occurs, the Breast Diagnostic Center facilitates care with the highly skilled members of the Cancer Center at Overlake ensuring that the patient receives seamless treatment.
When an abnormality is identified that is not clearly benign, tissue sampling is often recommended by the radiologist. Most often this is done using image-guided needle biopsy, in which tiny samples (cores) of tissue are removed. At Overlake Breast Health Center, subspecialty-trained, experienced radiologists perform all image-guided breast procedures. These include:
Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy
Ultrasound is used to guide tissue sampling. The needle is visible "real-time" throughout the procedure.
Ultrasound-guided FNA (fine needle aspiration)
Ultrasound is used to guide placement of a needle into an area (usually a cyst). Fluid and/or cells are removed using a syringe attached to the needle.
Stereotactic (mammography-guided) core needle biopsy
Mammograms are taken in pairs so that a computer can calculate the precise position of the needle. For this procedure, the patient is lying down with the breast in compression.
MRI-guided core needle biopsy
MRI scanning and intravenous contrast are used to image the area of concern, so that a computer can calculate the precise position of the needle. For this procedure, the patient is lying down with a plastic grid placed alongside the breast.
Overlake Medical Center, 1135 116th Ave NE, Suite #220, Bellevue. To contact the diagnostic center, call 425-688-5985.
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Please note: this is a hospital-based clinic and if you are treated here you will receive a bill from Overlake Medical Center.