Promoting preventive care for women's health.
As a leading provider of women's care in San Diego, Sharp offers state-of-the-art technology and a gentle, supportive environment for your annual mammography screening. Our expert staff puts you first — ensuring your comfort — whether you are having a routine breast exam or a biopsy.
Access to the most advanced screenings.
Beginning at age 40, we encourage you to have a conversation with your doctor about routine breast screening. Our advanced diagnostic tests provide earlier detection of tumors and abnormalities — so that you can be one step ahead when it comes to your health. Our expert team is experienced in a range of services, from annual screenings to complex diagnostic procedures.
At Sharp, we utilize digital mammography to produce highly precise, rapid scans that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor and stored digitally.
Tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, is offered at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion Imaging Center and at Grossmont Imaging, a partnership of X-Ray Medical Group and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. This screening allows doctors to detect breast cancer earlier by uncovering breast abnormalities unseen in traditional mammograms. This technology uses high-powered computing to generate a 3-D reconstruction of the breast, providing clearer, more accurate views of breast tissue.
High-risk monitoring is also available at Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion Imaging Center. When receiving a mammogram, you can learn if your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is greater than 20 percent — the threshold at which the American Cancer Society recommends extra monitoring and other prevention strategies. The process is simple. At the time of your mammogram, will answer a series of questions about your personal and family histories. Then a sophisticated computer program will calculate your unique breast cancer risk and send it to your doctor.
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"It is important to consider the impact that diseases have on a person's total sense of well-being."
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