Wake Radiology provides a full range of comprehensive breast exams in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and the surrounding Triangle area. We understand the importance that dedication, compassion and expertise play in building a cohesive and effective approach to the diagnosis of breast cancer. Our breast imaging radiologists and technologists recognize that a breast cancer diagnosis is perhaps the most devastating news a woman can hear and are driven to reduce the impact of this disease on Triangle women.
We are devoted to maintaining excellence across a comprehensive set of breast imaging methods, following best practices and going above and beyond what any other local provider does. We are focused on providing the most specific answers possible to women and their referring providers.
The latest in breast exams: 3D mammography
Wake Radiology is pleased to offer 3D mammography at our North Hills Breast Center in Raleigh. 3D mammography is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool designed for early breast cancer detection. The main benefits are:
Fewer call backs.
3D mammography has been shown to lower recall rates by 17-40%.
3D mammography is performed in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram to create a more complete picture of breast health. During the 3D part of the exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. A computer then uses these images to produce a layered 3D image of the breast tissue. This provides greater detail and allows the radiologist to see “inside” the breast layer by layer to find cancers earlier than ever. Learn more
Evening, Saturday and same-day appointments are available, plus walk-ins are welcome. While patients must have seen a primary care doctor in the past 18 months, a signed physician referral is not required for this annual exam. Patients can schedule their annual screening by calling us or submitting an appointment request online. Learn more
Comprehensive breast exams
The unique breadth and depth of Wake Radiology’s breast imaging expertise allows us to offer a full spectrum of breast imaging services, from conventional 2D and 3D mammography, breast ultrasound and Breast MRI to three types of image-guided breast biopsy. We are also the Triangle’s sole provider of breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) services, a form of nuclear medicine. We understand the importance of providing all of these imaging modalities to patients and their referring physicians – and are the only outpatient radiology practice in the area that does.
- Digital screening mammography (conventional 2D and new 3D)
- Digital diagnostic mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI)
- Breast biopsy (stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided)
12 convenient breast imaging locations in the Triangle
Wake Radiology performs conventional 2D breast screening mammography at 10 of our outpatient imaging locations throughout the Triangle while 3D mammography is currently offered only at our North Hills Breast Center in Raleigh. Other breast imaging procedures are offered at a subset of these offices, while Breast MRI is provided at our Cary MRI, Garner and Raleigh MRI offices.
Wake Radiology is proud to be the first outpatient practice in the Triangle to develop a comprehensive breast imaging program worthy of earning the American College of Radiology’s prestigious Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation. Learn more