Safest and Most Accurate Exams
Our diagnostic tests and reviews offer the safest, most accurate examinations
available from nearly any health facility in the nation.
Performing more than 60,000 exams per year, the Breast Diagnostic Center
team of board-certified radiologists searches carefully for subtle changes
in the breast tissue. If a change is found, further tests are done to
diagnose or rule out breast cancer. This methodical approach is aimed
at giving women the best chance to safeguard their health.
For your safety and ensured results, all devices and clinical staff at
the Vasek & Anna Maria Polak Breast Diagnostic Center have been consistently
and extensively licensed and accredited.
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All other appointments or questions, call 310-517-4709
Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnostics
The Breast Diagnostic Center provides some of the most accurate and least
invasive screening and diagnostic procedures available.
Available screenings and exams:
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.
Results and Consultation
As a community hospital, Torrance Memorial respects women as partners in
total health - mind and body. That extends to learning about the results
from breast health and bone density screenings. To reduce anxiety about
results, the Breast Diagnostic Center makes most results available to
your physician the day following your screening. If follow-up testing
or treatment is needed, we have expert radiologists, nurses and technologists
to answer any questions you may have about procedures and breast health.
For all digital mammograms, Torrance Memorial Breast Diagnostic Center
will send your physician a report and you will receive a letter from a
radiologist in the mail about your results, with any recommendations for
follow up. To help you maintain breast health, we also send reminder letters
when it's time for the next mammogram.
Results from a stereotactic biopsy typically are available two days after
biopsy. At the same time, patients will return to the Center in order
to have the small wound from the procedure checked. The pathology results
are shared with the patient at this follow-up appointment. Regardless
of the outcome of the exam, a Breast Health Navigator is on hand to answer
questions and counsel you or a loved one on a possible diagnosis.