Breast care specialists in West Palm Beach
At The Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center North Campus, we are committed to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Our expert team provides compassionate, coordinated care, and our facility offers the latest, state-of-the-art technology in breast care.
For your convenience, you may schedule a mammogram online or call The Breast Institute at (877) 331-7024.
Compassionate, advanced breast care
Not only do we offer advanced breast health care, we strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their procedures.
The Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center North Campus offers a serene environment for our patients, staff and physicians. The use of warm colors, textures and natural elements, including light, water and sound, help soothe the mind and calm the body.
Committed to breast health, we are a part of a weekly breast-focused multidisciplinary conference.
Breast exam recommendations
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S.
To detect breast cancer in its early stages, the American Cancer Society recommends the following:
- All women should receive a clinical breast exam by their healthcare providers each year.
- All women should perform a breast self-exam each month.
- Women 40 years old and older should receive an annual mammogram.
Women should take their personal health and genetics into account and discuss with their doctors when and how often they should receive mammograms.
Digital mammography system
Our digital mammography system is considered the most modern mammography equipment available today. We use this imaging technology to detect breast cancer in its early stages.
Benefits of digital mammography over traditional mammograms include:
- Superior image quality
- Easier, more comfortable exams
- Shorter exam times
- Faster results
- Advanced lesion access for biopsies
Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Breast MRI is a test that is used to detect breast abnormalities or cancer. Our breast specialists use this test to capture multiple images of the breast and examine them with a computer.
We frequently use breast MRI in conjunction with digital mammography. We may also suggest breast MRI for patients who have had positive biopsies or who are at high risk of developing breast cancer.
Breast ultrasounds detect breast abnormalities. Using breast ultrasounds involve sound waves, which produce detailed images of the insides of the breasts. Our specialists often use breast ultrasounds in conjunction with digital mammography.
Computer-aided detection (CAD) mammoreader system
Our mammoreader is a powerful and innovative CAD system that helps our radiologist view suspicious areas in the breast. Using CAD to assess mammograms has proven effective in detecting breast tissue abnormalities.
Bone density screenings (DEXA)
The DEXA scan is an X-ray scan. It uses a small amount of radiation to take images of different bones.
Women who have had breast cancer may be at increased risk for developing bone fractures and osteoporosis. We use DEXA scans to diagnose osteoporosis and determine bone strength.
Through DNA analysis, our breast specialists can determine if a woman has a genetically increased risk of developing breast cancer. Women with a history of breast cancer often request genetic testing.
Breast cancer and abnormality treatment
If breast cancer or abnormalities are detected through a screening, we offer a wide range of treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery, at The Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center North Campus. We also offer surgical consultations.
If an abnormality is detected during a mammogram, our breast specialist may use a stereotactic biopsy to identify and examine the suspicious breast tissue. During this procedure, suspicious breast tissue is removed from the body and examined by a pathologist under a microscope.
Breast cysts do not always require treatment, but if a patient has a large or uncomfortable cyst, we offer treatment options. For example, our breast specialists can often drain an uncomfortable cyst with a needle.
Ultrasound-guided biopsy/cyst aspiration
Our breast specialists offer ultrasound-guided biopsy/cyst aspiration. During this procedure, our breast radiologist places an ultrasound probe over the site of a breast cyst and numbs the area with local anesthesia. Then, our breast radiologist places a small needle into the cyst and withdraws fluid.