Mammography

Diagnostic Services | MammographyOSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Center, earned accreditation as a Center of Excellence (American College of Radiology) through the passion of our dedicated staff of fellowship trained radiologists, certified mammography technologists, and certified nurse navigators.

With the use of digital mammography and computer aided detection, our radiologists find small breast cancers before they can be felt.

While screening mammography is performed for women who have no symptoms, diagnostic mammography is performed for women experiencing a breast symptom such as a breast lump. It is not uncommon for a patient who has a screening mammogram to be called back infor additional images (a new diagnostic exam which will require a physician’s order) for imaging clarification of an area not seen clearly by the radiologist. If necessary, the radiologist will use ultrasound, MRI, or needle biopsyoptions to further detect or diagnose breast cancer.

In the quest for early detection of breast cancer, The OSF Centers for Breast Health participates in various clinical trials in an effort to improve the future detection of this disease. Our nurse navigators work closely with our patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer by assisting with surgical referrals.

The navigators continue to educate and support each individual patient with both immediateand ongoing physical and emotional needs. The working relationship our Breast Center has developed with varying medical professionals involved in breast cancer care (including surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, and mental health professionals) has allowed OSF to earn a second accreditation under the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (American College of Surgeons).

How to prepare for your Mammography

If you have had prior mammograms from another facility, please contact that facility to request your images and exam reports be sent to Susan G. Komen Breast Center at 8800 N. Route 91, Peoria. You may need to bring these with you the day of the exam if time does not allow for the mailing of them. It is important to have your prior images the day of your exam for comparison value. The slightest change in breast tissue over time, discovered by comparing prior images to new images, will be investigated to rule out a very early breast cancer.

Because you will be changing into a gown, you may want to wear a two-piece outfit.

You should avoid wearing deodorant, lotion, perfume, or talcum powder on breasts or under arms.

Getting the results

Screening mammography results will be mailed to you and your ordering physician. While the Breast Center is required to give screening mammography results within 30 days, every effort is made to mail results within 10 days.

If the Breast Center has to obtain prior images from another facility for comparison value, the results may be delayed.

Diagnostic mammography results will be given to you the day of your appointment, and sent to your ordering physician.

Locations

Susan G. Komen Breast Center* - Route 91
8800 N. Route 91
Peoria, Illinois 61615
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     and Saturday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Center for Breast Health - Glen Park
5114 N Glen Park Place
Peoria, Illinois 61614
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Center for Breast Health - Washington
10 Saint Clare Court
Washington, Illinois 61571
Tues, Thurs, Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Center for Breast Health - Morton
435 Maxine Drive, Suite 2
Morton, Illinois 61550
Monday, Thurs, Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Center for Breast Health - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Gerlach Building
Peoria, Illinois 61637
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

* The Susan G. Komen Breast Center is not affiliated with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the Peoria Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Call (309) 683-5522 or (888) 627-5673 to make an appointment.

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