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The NCH Advantage • Technology

Putting technology and experience to work for you

At the NCH Breast Center, our experienced radiologists, oncologists and nurses are part of a breast cancer team that includes some of the best doctors in Chicago. They have access to the latest technological advances for early detection and treatment. These include:

  • Full-screen digital mammography—allows data to be stored on a computer and enhanced or manipulated for thorough evaluation
  • ImageChecker® computer-aided detection (CAD) System—minimizes false negative readings during mammograms and enhances accuracy when reading mammograms
  • Comfortable screening for full-figured women—an expanded detector area allows women with larger breasts to receive more comfortable mammograms
  • Extra Gentle Mammogram technology available as an alternative for patients with sensitive breasts. Call 847.618.5880 and ask to speak with a breast nurse navigator
  • Breast ultrasound—helps radiologist determine if an area contains a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass
  • Magnetic resonance imaging—provides additional information about abnormal tissue
  • Advanced breast biopsy options including ultrasound-guided, MRI-guided and stereotactic breast biopsy, as well as intact breast excisional biopsies
  • Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI)—allows more patients to conserve their breasts and avoid mastectomies. Reduces therapy time from seven weeks to five days using a small balloon catheter

Feel confident in your breast care. Get your mammograms and breast cancer care from some of the best doctors in Chicago at NCH. Find one now.

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Last Updated 06/25/2009