A Few Minutes Can Save A Woman's Life
Since 1986, the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center at
Torrance Memorial has been a leader in women's health care in the
South Bay community and beyond. Designed for the specific needs and comfort
of women, our four convenient locations are staffed with compassionate
experts trained specifically in breast health.
Recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
The Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center is recognized by the
American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. To achieve this distinction,
the center undergoes continuous, rigorous reviews to demonstrate the highest
standards of quality assurance and accreditation in mammography, breast
ultrasound and stereotactic breast biopsy. Each of these three accreditations
requires all physicians, nurses, and technologists undergo extended specific
training, as well as continuing education.
In addition, the Breast Diagnostic Center is a member of the National Consortium
of Breast Centers, a non-profit organization of breast health care professionals
dedicated to the continued excellence and improvement of breast health
care. All of our Breast Diagnostic Centers are certified in Mammography
by The State of California, the FDA, and Accredited by the ACR. The Polak
Breast Diagnostic Center in Torrance is ACR-accredited in Stereotactic
Breast Biopsy and in Ultrasound/Ultrasound Breast Biopsies.
Breast Cancer Screening
Routine screening for breast cancer with digital mammograms are essential
to a woman's continued health. A digital mammogram takes just a few
minutes, but can uncover disease in the earliest stages while it is most
treatable. Early diagnosis can allow for less invasive treatment, limit
the spread into other parts of the body and possibly save a life.
Our board-certified radiologists use a full toolkit of imaging services
for quick and accurate screening. All appointments and procedures take
place in a single private suite, where patients and their families have
access to radiologists and registered nurses who can answer any questions
Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnostics
The Breast Diagnostic Center provides some of the most accurate and least
invasive screening and diagnostic procedures available. These include:
All patients who undergo an advanced diagnostic procedure also receive
information on continuing breast health. If cancer is detected, a team
of health care professionals, including an oncologist, radiologist and
a Breast Health Navigator, will fully discuss the next steps in your individual
treatment and care.
Vasek and Anna Maria Polak
The Breast Diagnostic Center was founded in 1986 through the generous contributions
of Vasek and Anna Maria Polak. The Polak family - fixtures in the South
Bay community through charitable and business leadership - created the
financial support necessary to found and continue our service to women's health.