Breast Care Center at Oconee Memorial Hospital
At the Breast Care Center at Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital, helping women detect breast cancer early is just the first step in fighting and preventing the disease. Our program allows us to support our patients from screening, through diagnosis, surgery and treatment.
Call 864-522-XRAY (9729) to schedule a mammogram.
We understand that in the midst of busy lives, it can be difficult for a woman to prioritize her own healthcare needs. That’s why we created a Breast Care Center designed to accommodate busy lifestyles.
Our Breast Care Center has its own entrance, waiting area and dedicated parking spaces, which make access easy while increasing privacy and comfort. We also offer amenities that contribute to a relaxed, supportive environment during diagnostic procedures, including comfortable robes.
Guided by our dedicated, well-trained clinical staff, medical director and expert radiologists, we prioritize women’s breast health in a setting that supports their unique and personal needs. Our team helps guide patients through all aspects of breast care, providing wellness and treatment education along with referral options. We even connect newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with breast cancer survivors who can use their own experience with breast cancer to help others.
Because all mammography is digital at the Breast Care Center, women enjoy a number of benefits including:
- Improved image quality
- Instant image access
- Reduced procedure time
- Enhanced patient comfort
- Faster results
- Better detection in women with dense breast tissue
- Increased accuracy in evaluating digital mammograms with the aid of Computer Assisted Detection (CAD) software
- 3D mammography. A 3D mammogram uses imaging that reduces tissue overlap by taking multiple images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. It has a better cancer detection rate than routine digital mammography and enhances the patient’s experience of breast cancer screening by decreasing callbacks for more tests. The system allows radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities, leading to better detection and greater peace of mind for patients.
- Digital mammography. This low-dose X-ray procedure is the most reliable method available for the detection of breast cancer. Equipment is coupled with patient comfort features that sense breast thickness for a less uncomfortable level of compression. Our radiologists evaluate digital mammograms with the aid of Computer Assisted Detection (CAD) software. This special system increases the accuracy of mammogram evaluations.
- Breast ultrasound. This diagnostic procedure studies a specific area found on the mammogram or a lump discovered by the patient. Breast ultrasound is often used along with a mammogram. Due to its limited scope, breast ultrasound cannot be used as a screening tool or a replacement for a mammogram.
- Breast biopsy. For women who need testing beyond a diagnostic mammogram, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies can be performed by a radiologist. This minimally-invasive procedure is an image guided method for obtaining a precise sample of breast tissue. Results are obtained in a timely manner from our pathologists.
- Surgical intervention. If a biopsy indicates a need for surgical intervention either to confirm a diagnosis or for treatment, consultation appointments are available with one of our surgeons.
Breast cancer support group
Join us the first Tuesday of every other month for fellowship, encouragement and support as breast cancer survivors and current patients come together to discuss this common bond. For more information, contact June LeCroy at 864-482-0027 or june.Lecroy@PrismaHealth.org.