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THE BIG PICTURE

Cohesive and effective approach to the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.
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A mammogram can detect cancer early, when it is most treatable.

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Even though this is the case, nearly a third of American women currently do not get regular mammograms.

MAMMOGRAPHY

Wake Radiology offers conventional 2D as well as 3D mammography. Evening, Saturday and same-day appointments are available, plus walk-ins are welcome. Watch the Video…

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Leading the Way in Breast Imaging

1st in Wake County to introduce breast-specific gamma imaging
1st to provide MRI-guided breast biopsy in Wake County
1st one of the 1st in the southeast to introduce 3D mammograms
1st in the Triangle to be designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

 

The area’s leader in Breast MRI and 3D mammography.

Did you know that Wake Radiology is are one of the first to perform and introduced MRI-guided breast biopsy to Wake County. Wake Radiology also is the 1st to introduce 3D mammography to the triangle and is pleased to offer Hologic Genius™ 3D mammography at multiple locations! 

Convenient breast imaging locations throughout Triangle.

Wake Radiology offers breast imaging services at many Triangle locations, and all services are interpreted by breast imaging Radiologists. All of the offices are accredited by the American College of Radiology and have earned the ACR’s highest recognition as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). Conventional 2D breast screening mammography is available at all locations. Wake Radiology offers 3D mammography at most Triangle locations! icon-meetradiologist

  • Wake Radiology North Hills Breast Center – 3D Available!
  • Wake Radiology Cary Breast Center – 3D Available!
  • Wake Radiology Chapel Hill – 3D Available!
  • Wake Radiolgy Fuquay-Varina – 3D Available!
  • Wake Radiology Garner – 3D Available!
  • Wake Radiology Smithfield – 3D Available!
  • Wake Radiology West Raleigh Mammography – 3D Available!
  • Wake Radiology Morrisville Women’s Imaging
  • Wake Radiology Wake Forest Mammography – 3D Available!

Easy scheduling for mammography and breast imaging.

Evening, Saturday and same-day appointments are available, plus walk-ins are welcome. View all our office hours and services. 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.

Breast MRI Eligibility

For certain patients, Breast MRI is a useful adjunct to screening mammography in the detection of breast cancer and a powerful problem solver for diagnostic dilemmas not fully evaluated by mammography and ultrasound. Breast MRI also provides a clear view of the extent of disease for patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer.  

3D mammography – a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool for early detection. 

3D mammography is performed in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram to create a more complete picture of breast health. The main benefits are:

  • Tomosynthesis - 3D MammographyGreater accuracy for earlier and easier detection. 3D mammography has been shown to improve breast cancer detection by 27-50%.
  • Fewer call backs. 3D mammography has been shown to lower recall rates by 17-40%.

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

Breast MRI – an advanced method for finding and staging breast cancer.

At Wake Radiology, we understand the important role Breast MRI plays in creating a cohesive and effective approach to the diagnosis of breast cancer. While mammography remains the gold standard for breast imaging, it does not have the power of MRI. Breast MRI is the most sophisticated imaging method for detecting and staging breast cancer. Unlike standard mammograms that use radiation to create a flat image, Breast MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create sophisticated 3D images that can reveal far more than mammography. With MRI, the differentiation of abnormal or diseased breast tissue from normal tissue is typically better than with X-ray, CT, ultrasound or other imaging modalities.

PrintACR Centers of Excellence (BICOE)

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

Meet Our Breast Imaging Radiologists

Holly J. Burge, MD

Dr. Burge is a body imaging radiologist who received her fellowship training from the Mallinckrodt Institute. She joined Wake Radiology in 1990. View Full Biography »


Eithne Burke, MD

Dr. Burke, a women’s imaging radiologist, joined Wake Radiology in 1999 and serves as co-director of breast services. She completed a fellowship in breast imaging at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. View Full Biography »


Kerry E. Chandler, MD

Dr. Chandler joined Wake Radiology in 1997. She is board certified in radiology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). View Full Biography »


Susan O. Holley, MD, PhD

Dr. Susan Holley is a breast imaging radiologists who joined Wake Radiology in 2017. She completed her fellowship in breast imaging at the Washington University (Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology). View Full Biography »


Dr. Susan Kennedy

Susan L. Kennedy, MD

Dr. Susan Kennedy joined the practice in 1996. She is a breast imaging radiologist with special clinical interests in mammography. View Full Biography »


Richard J. Max, MD

Dr. Max joined Wake Radiology more than 20 years ago and today is the Director of Services at Wake Radiology Raleigh MRI. He former chairman of the Department of Radiology at WakeMed Cary Hospital. View Full Biography »


Carroll C. Overton, MD

Dr. Overton joined Wake Radiology 15 years ago. Today, he leads the practice's Interventional Radiology services and is both a vein therapy and breast imaging specialist. View Full Biography »


Bryan M. Peters, MD

Dr. Peters joined Wake Radiology more than 25 years ago. A native North Carolinian, he is a neuroradiologist and breast imaging specialist. View Full Biography »


Claire M. Poyet, MD

Dr. Poyet,joined our practice in 1998. She is a breast imaging radiologist with special clinical interests in neuroradiology and mammography. View Full Biography »


Thomas L. Presson Jr., MD

Dr. Presson joined Wake Radiology in 2001. He is a vascular and interventional radiologist and a breast imaging radiologist with special clinical interests in arterial and venous interventions, vertebroplasty, hepatic brachytherapy, uterine fibroid embolization, neuroradiology, and mammography. View Full Biography »


Philip C. Pretter, MD

Dr. Pretter joined our practice in 2000. He is a vascular and interventional radiologist and a breast imaging radiologist. He is also vice chairman of the Department of Radiology at WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. View Full Biography »


Elizabeth A. Rush, MD

Dr. Rush has been a women’s imaging radiologist at Wake Radiology since 1996. Her expertise is in mammography and she has special clinical interests in both cross-sectional and women’s imaging. View Full Biography »


Danielle L. Wellman, MD

Dr. Wellman joined Wake Radiology in 2010 and is co-director of Breast services. While at Duke University Hospital, she served as chief resident in diagnostic radiology and as a fellow in women’s imaging, including breast MRI, and mammography. View Full Biography »

Meet Our Breast MRI Radiologists

Wake Radiology MRI specialists have imaged more than 9,000 breasts, giving them the level of experience required for superior interpretations. We also attribute the success of our program to strict adherence to “the rules” of Breast MRI. This means we use the highest quality magnets and equipment, and only a handful of carefully trained radiologists interpret these exams. Wake Radiology also follows another rule commonly ignored by others that recognize that high estrogen levels negatively affect the accuracy of the Breast MRI exam. Consequently, we restrict imaging to certain days of the menstrual cycle, which dramatically improves image quality and the ability to diagnose hidden cancers. Wake Radiology physicians work daily with multidisciplinary teams to further improve diagnoses and help identify the best treatment options. Our conclusive and structured Breast MRI reports and 3D images provide critical information on the size, extent, and location of suspected disease, and are available to referring providers via PACS within 2-3 hours after study completion. 

G. Glenn Coates, MS, MD

Dr. Coates, who has been with Wake Radiology since 1996, is director of Wake Radiology’s body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services, and co-director of Breast MRI services. View Full Biography »


Carmelo Gullotto, MD

Dr. Gullotto joined Wake Radiology in 2004. He is a body imaging radiologist and a Breast MRI specialist with special clinical interest in abdominal imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). View Full Biography »


Duncan P. Rougier-Chapman, MD

Dr. Rougier-Chapman joined Wake Radiology in 2004 and is co-director of the practice's Breast MRI services. He is a body imaging radiologist with special clinical interests in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). View Full Biography »


Danielle L. Wellman, MD

Dr. Wellman joined Wake Radiology in 2010 and is co-director of Breast services. While at Duke University Hospital, she served as chief resident in diagnostic radiology and as a fellow in women’s imaging, including breast MRI, and mammography. View Full Biography »

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