We believe women deserve highly specialized diagnostic services in a compassionate environment created especially for them. The Women’s Imaging Center at Orange City Area Health System is designed to provide high quality imaging and screening in a comfortable, quiet, and private suite. We know that your primary concern is quality care and true peace of mind. Our skilled technologists and board certified radiologists – combined with advanced, state-of-the-art equipment and technology – promise accurate, timely results of your imaging studies and bone density screenings.
So relax. Enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee and some dark chocolates. Find comfort in the private waiting area, and let us know how we can continue to serve you better … at all stages of life.
Digital Mammography – because you deserve the best for early detection
Mammography is a type of diagnostic imaging that uses low-dose x-rays (radiographs) to examine breasts. Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge. Orange City Area Health System is pleased to be a Pink Ribbon Facility, offering full-field digital mammography to produce the highest quality images for advanced, earlier detection. Be sure to ask your doctor about the advantages of digital mammography for your breast health at all stages of life.
Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers by showing changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Our family physicians and radiologists follow the current guidelines from the American Cancer Society which recommend screening mammography annually from ages 40-49 and every 1-2 years after age 50.
Diagnostic mammography is used to evaluate a patient with abnormal clinical findings – such as a breast lump – that have been found by the woman or her doctor. It may also be done after an abnormal screening mammography in order to determine the cause of the area of concern on the screening exam.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Our radiologist can perform a stereotactic breast biopsy as a less-invasive diagnostic tool following an abnormal screening mammogram. This advanced image-guided diagnosis technology is not offered by other health systems within 45 miles of Orange City.
Bone densitometry, also called Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is an advanced form of x-ray technology used to measure bone loss. It is the standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DEXA is frequently used to diagnose osteoporosis.
Ultrasound imaging – also called ultrasound scanning or sonography – obtains images of internal organs by sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. These images often provide information that’s valuable in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.