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Women's Imaging

BHS Women's Imaging Center of Butler Memorial Hospital

Organized and Staffed by Female Medical Professionals

Women have unique needs when it comes to health services. Our team of women's care experts covers many different specialties, backgrounds and disciplines, bringing together a unique understanding of women’s issues.

Designed for and staffed by women, the Women's Imaging Center is a comfortable, supportive environment where privacy and convenience are valued.

Patient Convenience

The BHS Women's Imaging Center of Butler Memorial Hospital provides the latest in advanced diagnostic care, including tomosynthesis and digital mammography. Just as importantly, we also offer services designed for your convenience, such as evening appointments, streamlined registration, a comfortable waiting room, and private changing rooms.

We are designated as a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology – a distinction awarded to less than 50 centers in Pennsylvania.

Women's Imaging Services

Whether you need an appointment for routine testing or advanced treatment, we strive to provide individualized, state-of-the-art care for all women in our community.

From screening and diagnostic testing to treatment, our staff helps patients every step of the way. Our comprehensive, cutting-edge technologies and services include:

  • Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) - Invenia ABUS is the only breast cancer screening technology FDA-approved for detection in women with dense breast tissue. Invenia ABUS is specifically developed to help doctors find cancers hidden in dense breast tissue, which may be missed by mammography. Learn more.
  • 3D Mammography - Mammography is a process using low- energy x-rays to examine the human breast for diagnostic and screening. The goal for mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses or calcifications. These mammograms allow radiologists to manipulate contrast on the image results, making it easier to diagnose problems. Learn more.
  • Breast Biopsy - In this procedure, problem areas in the breast are removed and examined for signs of cancer.
  • Bone Densitometry- Otherwise known as a DEXA scan, using a bone mineral density test, a physician can take a picture of your bone and look for signs of damage, such as osteoporosis or fractures. Learn more.
  • Breast Surgery - If our team spots something troubling during a breast MRI, our team of skilled surgeons are prepared to perform breast surgery.
  • Stereotactic Biopsy - Stereotactic biopsy is often used on breasts to look for microcalcifications—and early sign of breast cancer. Learn more. Click here for brochure.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy - In these less-invasive biopsies, a radiologist uses an ultrasound to spot an abnormality and remove a sample of the tissue for testing. Click here for brochure.
  • MRI Breast Scans and Biopsy - BHS uses advanced breast MRI’s to obtain image of the body’s soft tissue using magnetic field and radio waves, instead of X-rays. Click here for brochure.
  • Abdominal Ultrasound - An ultrasound transducer moves across the skin of your midsection (belly) area. Organs that can be checked are Abdominal Aorta, Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen, Pancreas, and Kidneys. What is an ultrasound?
  • For abdomen ultrasound you should have nothing to eat or drink for 8-12 hours before exam.
  • For test of Kidneys you may be asked to drink 32 oz of water about an hour before the test and nothing to eat 8-12 hours before test to avoid gas buildup in the intestines.
  • The test takes about 30 minutes.
  • Most people do not feel pain during the test. If your belly hurts already from injury or illness, the slight pressure from the transducer may be somewhat painful.
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound - Pregnancy ultrasound can be done two ways. In a Transabdominal ultrasound, a small handheld device called a transducer is moved over your belly. In a transvaginal ultrasound, a transducer is inserted into your vagina. Ultrasound is a safe way to check for problems and get details about your fetus. It can assess things like size and position of fetus. When is an ultrasound done during pregnancy? What is an ultrasound?
  • For a transabdominal ultrasound you will need a full bladder. This helps to see the cervical length and maternal ovaries better. If an ultrasound is done in the later part of pregnancy the bladder does not need to be as full.
  • 1st trimester scan takes about 30 minutes, 2nd trimester is about 60 minutes and 3rd trimester about 30 minutes.
  • During a transabdominal ultrasound, you may have a feeling of pressure over your abdominal/pelvic region when the transducer passes over.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound usually does not cause pain/discomfort. You may feel a light pressure while the transducer is moved in your vagina.
  • Breast Ultrasound - Use of medical ultrasonography to perform imaging of the breast. It can be considered either a diagnostic or a screening procedure. It may be used either with or without a mammogram. What is an ultrasound?
  • GALACTOGRAM (DUCTOGRAM) - A galactogram (ductogram) is a type of medical imaging used to view your breast ducts. It can be helpful in finding the cause of nipple discharge. A ductogram involves mammography and use of a contrast agent that is injected into the breast duct. Learn more.

  • RADIOACTIVE SEED LOCALIZATION (RSL) - A Radioactive Seed Localization (RSL) is a procedure where a tiny metal seed, about the size of a small sesame seed, is placed into abnormal breast tissue to mark its location. It may be done if the abnormal tissue is too small to be seen or felt by hand. Learn more.

  • Pelvic Ultrasound - An ultrasound transducer moves across the skin of your lower pelvic area. Organs that can be checked are Uterus and Ovaries along with the regions around the pelvic cavity. An additional part of the pelvic ultrasound testing is called a transvaginal ultrasound: a probe is inserted into the vagina. It can show a more detailed look at the reproductive organs and tissue. What is an ultrasound?
  • For pelvic ultrasound you should drink 32 ozs of water 1 hour before your test. A full bladder is needed to get adequate images.
  • The test takes about 30 minutes.
  • Most people do not feel pain during the test. If your pelvic area hurts already from injury or illness, the slight pressure from the transducer may be somewhat painful.

The BHS Women's Center team of technologists, nurse navigators, and specialized physicians offers high quality comprehensive care for breast health in a friendly, supportive, and caring environment.

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