STATE OF THE ART SANTA MONICA BREAST CENTER
Tower Saint John’s Imaging Santa Monica Breast Center employs state-of-the-art imaging technologies to assist in the early detection of breast disease and conditions. Leading-edge techniques and equipment are utilized to help physicians screen and identify a disorder or dysfunction throughout the varying stages of disease. The TSJI Santa Monica Breast Center is unique in its ability to combine the advanced multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise of radiologists with the latest technology in a comfortable and conveniently located breast center.
Among the services performed at the center are:
- ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound)
The Invenia ABUS system is the only FDA ultrasound device approved for breast cancer screening in the United States as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue. Invenia ABUS helps physicians differentiate tissue and view tumors more clearly.
- Breast MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses magnetic fields, radio waves, and computers to visualize detailed structures inside the body. Women at higher risk for breast cancer may be recommended by their doctor to undergo a breast MRI, which provides a highly detailed exam of the breast and can often detect breast cancers that are not visible with mammography or ultrasound.
- Digital Mammography
Early detection is vitally important to find breast cancer in its early, most treatable stages. A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray procedure that is used to diagnose breast cancer. Your first mammogram, recommended at age 40, is a baseline study that serves as a comparison for all future mammograms, alerting your doctor to any suspicious changes that may occur.
Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to create images inside of the body. Ultrasound is used to detect diseases of the breast, heart, liver, gallbladder, and kidneys. Ultrasound is also used for pregnant women to examine the fetus.
Appointments can be scheduled in advance to coordinate with visits to other physicians at the Tower Saint John’s Imaging Santa Monica Breast Center.
Santa Monica Breast Center – Tower Saint John’s Imaging
2202 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403