Breast center in Miami, Florida
At Mercy Miami Hospital, we’re committed to helping women address their concerns and get ahead of their health. Our Women's Center offers the latest in diagnostic services for women in Miami-Dade County to help with the early detection of breast cancer. Our highly trained specialists provide advanced breast health screenings in a comfortable and private environment.
For your convenience, you can schedule a mammogram online.
Breast health services
We understand that breast health is a growing priority for many women. As part of our patient-centered women's health care services, we strive to make you feel secure and informed throughout the breast screening process.
We offer patients compassionate and comprehensive services with the most up-to-date equipment, including:
- Screening and diagnostic mammography
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Breast ultrasound
- Stereotactic and ultrasound-guided core biopsies
- MRI-guided breast biopsies
- Cyst aspirations
- Galactograms (viewing of milk ducts)
- Needle aspirations
- Sentinel node injections
- Second opinion counseling
- Pathology support
- Needle localization
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is one of the most effective screening tools for finding breast cancer. It is a diagnostic exam that uses low dose X-rays to make a picture of breast tissue. Mammograms can detect tumors up to two years before you or your doctor can feel the lump.
Mammograms generally take 20 to 30 minutes, and some women experience slight discomfort while the breast is being compressed between the plates of the X-ray machine. We advise scheduling a mammogram for when the breast tissue is least tender, usually the week after your period.