Becky Norwood, Mammographer & Breast Center Supervisor
The Breast Center at National Park Medical Center
National Park Medical Center’s Breast Center focuses directly on women’s needs and breast health concerns.
Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why it’s important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100 percent.
At National Park Medical Center, your breast health is important to us. Our caring staff uses the latest technology – like 3D mammography – in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared. The Breast Center is designed to be a comprehensive facility dedicated to women and their breast health concerns. In one convenient location, women have access to a variety of breast health services, from screening & diagnosis to education and rehabilitation from breast cancer and breast related issues. Breast Center services include diagnostic and screening mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, core needle breast biopsy and ultrasound testing.
What is 3D mammography?
3D mammography is a type of digital mammography which uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with regular 2D digital mammography.
3D mammography follows the same basic procedure that you’re probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography. 3D lasts just a few seconds longer, slightly extending the time of minor discomfort you may feel and the low-risk radiation exposure involved with all forms of digital mammography.
Why should I get a 3D mammogram?
The more complete and accurate image of your breast generated by 3D mammography allows us to detect breast cancer earlier and more effectively than traditional 2D mammography, so that we can take action to help you fight.
3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue or have been given a previous cancer or lesion diagnosis.
And 3D mammography’s higher accuracy means less unnecessary return visits to the doctor for false positives that turn out to be non-cancerous.
What does all of that mean for you? Greater peace of mind.
How can I get a 3D mammogram?
To schedule a 3D mammogram, give us a call at (501) 620-2360.
When you take control of your preventive health, we’re in a better position to work with you to detect any issues that arise and to help you fight them every step of the way.
Be your own ‘breast friend,’ and schedule your 3D mammogram today.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
NPMC also offers Hologic’s Multicare Platinum Prone Stereotactic Breast Biopsy System. This advanced breast biopsy table offers the latest advancements in stereotactic technology for more precise characterization of calcifications, masses and architectural distortions.
The Breast Center is staffed by registered mammographers who provide personalized patient care supported by some of the latest technology for breast healthcare.
NPMC is a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities in the nation. The American Cancer Society suggests that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But when detected early, five-year breast cancer survival rates have reached 98%. By offering women digital mammograms, the NPMC hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings and increase the percentage of breast cancer survivors.
To schedule a mammogram, call (501) 620-2360.
The following organizations provide discount or free mammograms to those who qualify:
BreastCare: (877) 670-CARE (Women over 40)
Encore Plus YWCA: (501) 663-8406
AVON: (800) 813-4673