Marcia Ray Breastlink
Women’s Imaging Center
222 W. Eulalia Street
Glendale, CA 91204-2849
Phone: (818) 502-2323
Fax: (818) 342-0343
|Monday – Friday||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||By Appointment Only|
Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center is dedicated to helping women with their breast health concerns.
The Marcia Ray Breast Center has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. This means our accredited programs, including mammography, breast ultrasounds, and stereotactic breast biopsy, offer the highest quality standards to diagnose breast cancer.
Our Breast Health Services.
Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center offers women of Los Angeles County one destination for all of their breast health needs. Our range of services include:
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening is important to breast cancer prevention and treatment. It allows radiologists to check for abnormalities and determine whether they’re malignant or benign.
3D mammography (tomosynthesis) is an FDA-approved technology that complements conventional 2D mammography. While traditional mammography generates 2D images, 3D mammography creates multiple thin 3D image slices that allow each section of the breast tissue to be seen more clearly.
A 3D mammogram looks and feels like a regular mammogram. An x-ray arm scans over your breast taking multiple 3D images at various angles. Each scan takes about 4 seconds and the entire 3D mammogram lasts about 15-20 minutes.
Digital Mammogram Screening
Mammogram screenings are the most common method used to detect breast cancer. Digital mammograms allow doctors to capture and manipulate the images they take, which makes it easier for them to identify abnormalities. Women over 40 should receive a mammogram every year. Women with a strong family history of breast cancer or a genetic mutation that raises their cancer risk should begin mammogram screenings at a younger age.
A breast ultrasound is used to evaluate abnormalities in a woman’s breasts and determine whether they’re cancerous or not. Woman with dense breast tissue may also receive a breast ultrasound in addition to her normal mammogram, to be certain that her breast tissue isn’t blocking a dangerous growth.
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
After doctors detect a lump in your breast, they perform a biopsy in order to determine whether the lump is malignant or benign. Biopsies are performed with a hollow needle. During an ultrasound-guided breasts biopsy, doctors use sound waves to guide the needle to the lump, in order to extract a sample and examine it.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic breasts biopsies are biopsies performed using a mammography machine. The machine takes two images of the same portion of your breast tissue, which doctors use to guide the biopsy needle.
DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry)
DEXA screenings measure loss and evaluate mineral density in your bones. It’s commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and determining how likely you are to develop fractures.
A Breast Center Dedicated to Improving Breast Health
The medical professionals of Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center in Glendale are focused on one goal – to deliver optimal results for every patient that enters our center.
Our entire team believes by focusing on the unique issues surrounding breast health and breast cancer symptoms we are able attain the highest level of knowledge and expertise in this area. The staff and care providers of Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center in Glendale are constantly pursuing education on cutting edge technologies in breast health and care. This allows us to offer women a level of expertise that is not uniformly available in other practices. We also use patient input about our services to constantly monitor and optimize the experience we offer.
Education starts at your first visit and continues throughout the duration of your care at Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center in Glendale. Not only do we believe in the importance of educating women how to take steps to reduce their chance for breast cancer – we consider our patients an active partner in their treatment. We firmly believe that knowledge is power. Knowing what is going on in your body, and why it is occurring, can help women make better treatment choices.
We have found that women, after learning more about their diagnosis, are more empowered to make treatment choices. We encourage women to be active – even proactive – participants in their health care. Optimal breast cancer treatment must be a partnership between our team and each unique patient.
If we make the treatment worse than the problem, what have we really done? Our philosophy is to consider the patient within the context of her own emotional milieu and to help women tailor a treatment plan that is right for them medically and emotionally.
Breast-Dedicated Doctors at Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center
Marcia Ray Breastlink Women’s Imaging Center patients benefit from the experience of our team patient advocates, psychotherapists, researchers, technologists and fellowship-trained breast cancer specialists.