88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
Breast ultrasound is another technique used to evaluate breast health. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create a visual image of the breast, thereby allowing the radiologist to determine whether a lump is solid or a fluid-filled cyst.
Morton Hospital has a stereotactic biopsy system. Morton's interventional radiologists use this minimally invasive equipment to perform core biopsies, a technique that may eliminate the need for more invasive surgery. The stereotactic system offers a safe, efficient alternative to surgery in appropriate candidates. A biopsy can be performed in the Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center under local anesthesia. With this needle technique, the process is less invasive, but still yields enough tissue to determine whether a breast lesion is benign or malignant. A computer helps guide the needle to the site of the lesion, where breast tissue is extracted. The result is less surgery for benign lesions and better surgical planning for malignancies.
The Women's Imaging Center is open six days a week. Mammography appointments are available Monday through Wednesday from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
If you have discovered a lump in your breast, you will be seen as
quickly as possible. You can also have a screening mammogram done at the
Southeast Health Center located at 511 West Grove Street, Suite 208 in
Middleboro, Mass., 508-947-1034. Walk-ins are welcome at this
location, or you can make an appointment by calling 508-828-7690.
Mammography Appointment Availability - Click here to schedule an appointment
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Women's Imaging Center
88 Washington Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Morton Health Services
Southeast Health Center
511 West Grove Street, Suite 208
Middleboro, MA 02346
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