Other breast procedures

 

Additional breast procedures may be necessary as a result of findings from a mammogram. This includes an ultrasound, ultrasound guided biopsy/FNA, breast MRI, wire localization, lymphoscintigraphy or sentinal lymph node mapping. Each of these procedures are done at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.

Ultrasound

 

A breast ultrasound is most often done to find out if a problem found by a mammogram or physical exam of the breast may be a cyst filled with fluid or a solid tumor.

Ultrasound guided biopsy

 

Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy. An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy uses sound waves to help locate a lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation.

Breast MRI

 

A breast MRI captures multiple images of your breast. Breast MRI images are combined, using a computer, to create detailed pictures. A breast MRI usually is performed after you have a biopsy that's positive for cancer and your doctor needs more information about the extent of the disease. 

Wire localization

 

Needle localization (also called wire localization) is a procedure done before breast cancer surgery to find where the breast abnormality is (The wire marks the spot) so that the surgeon knows exactly what tissue to take out. This procedure is done by mammogram or ultrasound guidance.

Lymphoscintigraphy

 

 

Lymphoscintigraphy is a special type of nuclear medicine imaging that provides special pictures of the lymphatic system, which transports fluid throughout your immune system. Lymphoscintigraphy is often used to identify the sentinel lymph node, or the first node to receive the lymph drainage from a tumor.

Latest News

Bond Foundation grants benefit Nurse’s Nook and mobile mammography services in Oconto County

 June 22, 2020

Oconto Falls – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a set of grants from the Leon H. and Clymene M. Bond Foundation, Inc. that will support the Nurse’s Nook program and mobile mammography services in Oconto County.

 

Mobile Mammography Unit Fights Breast Cancer in Rural Communities

 October 14, 2019

During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Prevea Health and its hospital partners want to remind everyone about the importance of breast health and breast screenings.

 

Prevea, Hospitals Launch Mobile 3-D Mammography Unit

 May 29, 2018

Prevea Health and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) – Eastern Wisconsin Division are pleased to announce the launch of a 3-D and digital, mobile mammography unit to provide residents in rural areas greater access to breast health screenings.