Lakeview Health System
Breast Health Center

At the Breast Health Center, we combine advanced technology and specialized expertise to provide comprehensive services in one location. In partnership with Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic, the Breast Health Center at Lakeview Hospital provides you with advanced testing and treatment options, along with the help of prevention, education and support programs.

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Imaging

Regular breast exams and accurate imaging are important to breast health, so we make it easy for you. To make an appointment for a mammogram, just call our scheduling department 651-430-4612. Or simply stop by in person and ask for a screening mammogram. 

The Breast Health Center offers 100% digital mammography. It’s better at detecting cancer in dense and very dense breasts, and it has a lower x-ray dose than traditional film-screen mammography. We are a leader in using digital technology. Right now, 90% of mammography units nationwide still use film-screen images! Here are the exams we offer.

Screening mammography – checks for changes in the breast and helps diagnose breast cancer and other conditions. 2D mammography takes digital pictures of the breast. It's the current standard for breast imaging and is used at all HealthPartners mammography locations. Tomosynthesis (3D mammography) takes 3D images of the breast. 3D images give a better view of the size, shape and location of any areas of concern. Tomosynthesis is available at most screening sites, and the Breast Health Center at Lakeview Hospital. Screening mammography is available at both Lakeview Hospital and Stillwater Medical Group locations

Diagnostic mammography
 – looks more closely at a specific area. Lumps, nipple discharge, thickening of the nipple, or other abnormalities found in a screening.

Breast ultrasound – used to tell the difference between a solid lesion, which could be cancerous, and a fluid-filled cyst, something that’s non-cancerous.

Breast MRI – used to screen patients at high risk for breast cancer, including those with a family history of breast cancer or who have received radiation to the chest. It’s also useful in finding out the stages of breast cancer, treatment options and patient follow-up after treatment.