Overview

Benefits of digital mammography include:

  • Shorter exam times
  • Fewer repeat images
  • Physicians can view images online and store them on CD-ROM

If your doctor recommends additional diagnostic procedures, Overlake offers state-of-the-art testing, including ultrasound imaging, advanced breast biopsy techniques, along with access to breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – the most sophisticated breast imaging available.

3D Digital Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

3D Digital Mammography (Tomosynthesis)

Overlake Medical Center is pleased to announce we are one of the first healthcare providers in the United States, and the only one in Bellevue, to offer the Selenia® Dimensions® 3D digital mammography system from Hologic. This new system offers the next level in breast imaging. Alongside other traditional mammography imaging procedures, Overlake can now provide breast tomosynthesis — a breakthrough technology poised to revolutionize how breast cancer is detected today.

Overlake selected the Selenia Dimensions system based on its excellent image quality, patient safety and a number of unique features that distinguish it from other digital systems, such as:

  • An ergonomic design to ensure a more comfortable experience.
  • Exceptional diagnostic tools for the radiologists that support more confident diagnoses, saves valuable time, reduces the need for follow-up imaging and allows patients to get answers faster.

For more information read our Breast Tomosynthesis FAQs.

To schedule your mammogram, including the new 3D digital version, call 425.688.5985.

If You Have a Cancer Diagnosis

If You Have a Cancer Diagnosis

Breast cancer patients have more treatment options than ever before. Our Radiation Oncology department provides the full realm of breast radiation, including both external beam therapy and breast brachytherapy, an innovative breast cancer therapy that condenses radiation treatment into five days for qualified patients.

Should you need surgery, our breast surgeons provide individualized care, and will educate you about your options and resources available to you. If you need hospitalization or chemotherapy, you'll receive advanced treatment at Overlake's designated inpatient oncology unit.

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Proven to assist in early cancer detection

To ensure your peace of mind, the Overlake Breast Center has invested in the latest technology in computer-aided detection. We proudly offer the innovative MammoReader, a powerful, Intelligent Computer-aided Detection system that searches for all primary signs of breast cancer.

The MammoReader is similar to having a "second set of eyes" review your mammogram. After your mammogram is performed, a radiologist reviews your films. Then the MammoReader scans your films digitally. A computer analyzes the images for signs of breast cancer. Areas that the MammoReader identifies as suspicious are highlighted for the doctor to review.

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Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

The American Cancer Society recommends a screening mammogram annually starting at age 40. Since January 1998, Medicare has covered screening mammograms once every 12 months. Please understand that these recommendations may not necessarily be reflected in the reimbursement guidelines from your insurance company. If you are concerned about your coverage, we suggest you call your carrier before scheduling an appointment.

Getting Results

Getting Results

After your mammogram is performed, a radiologist reviews your films. In addition, your films are analyzed by the Intelligent Computer-aided Detection system (ICAD), which is similar to having a "second set of eyes" review your mammogram. Studies show that this process will lead to the detection of 5 to 15 percent more cancers.

Your Bill

Your Bill

Mammograms involve both professional and technical fees. Please understand that you (or your insurance company) will get two bills: one from the Breast Center for the procedure itself and one from the physicians who read the films.

Early detection saves lives. Please talk to your physician about when you should have a baseline or screening mammogram. Read more about the ACS screening guidelines.

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