The Breast Center
Welcome to The Breast Center at The Woman’s Clinic. This is where state-of-the-art medicine meets comfort and convenience. When walking through the door you may think you are entering a luxurious spa, but don’t be fooled, The Breast Center is all business. Well, all business wrapped in a soft robe.
In everything we do at TWC we ask ourselves two questions: Does it represent high quality care? Will it improve the patient experience? In The Breast Center, the answer to both is a resounding, yes!
Reaching the LifeStage where mammography becomes recommended is a milestone in a woman’s life. It becomes a yearly ritual, an important weapon in a woman’s healthcare arsenal. For some women it comes early due to family or personal history, but eventually every woman should receive an annual mammogram. So, why not make it comfortable. From the moment you enter you will notice the difference. Even the changing rooms are beautifully appointed, complete with a stack of full length, soft cotton robes to help you be warm and to protect your privacy.
And that is just the beginning. The Woman’s Clinic is the first private clinic in the area to offer the brand new curved screening paddles. These paddles hold the natural curve of the breast for the duration of the mammogram. Game changer! No more flat panels used to flatten the breast.
And for your convenience, The Breast Center at The Woman’s Clinic is located inside our offices in the Colonnades at Baptist Hospital. You won’t have to get into your car and go check-in at a specialty office.
The benefits of the 3D mammogram are many: clearer imaging, fewer callbacks for further looks, and earlier diagnosis of cancers while still small and contained. The technology is amazing but the images are still being read by human beings. So, who do we trust to read your mammogram? TWC has partnered with Women’s Imaging Associates in Birmingham, AL, to read the images. All of the physicians in this group are board-certified in breast imaging—a very rare subspecialty with a steep learning curve. TWC took this extra step to ensure that every consideration was given to offer the best reading of your image, but it doesn’t stop there. The physicians in this group, led by Dr. Caroline Reich, are available for consults with TWC mammography technicians to answer any questions, prescreen questionable images, and make recommendations before you even get dressed. We are serious about reducing callbacks.
A Change of Mindset
When it’s time for your annual mammogram, our hope is that instead of “enduring” the procedure you can come to think of it as an overall pleasant and reassuring event. That is our expectation and, we hope, your experience.