Breast imaging is a proven and essential tool for detecting and diagnosing breast cancer. An actionable diagnosis starts with a clear, detailed, quality image. That’s why there are strict standards around imaging equipment and technology as well as qualifications for the radiologic technologists who perform exams and the radiologists who interpret them.
WakeRad UNC REX is proud to have been continuously certified by the FDA and accredited by the ACR since accreditations for mammography became mandatory in the early 1990s. We were also the Triangle’s first outpatient provider to earn the ACR’s Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation and continue to maintain that quality standard.
On our website, you’ll find information about the FDA and ACR quality review process and what standards our team must meet and maintain to be in good standing with both organizations.
Now Open at Panther Creek!
Late last month, our newest comprehensive outpatient imaging office opened at Panther Creek.
Our location is inside the new UNC REX Health Care building on Highway 55 in West Cary. We’re right around the corner from Research Triangle Park and only about a half-mile from the 540 Triangle Expressway.
We have expanded our outpatient imaging services beyond screening mammography. We’re now excited to serve patients who need:
- 3D screening mammography: Screening 3D mammogram patients do not need a physician’s order, only to have seen their primary doctor within the last 18 months. We’ll have you in, out and on your way in 30 minutes or less. Make your appointment today!
- Bone density scans (DXA)
- CT scans
- Walk-in general x-ray: appointments are available if a patient has a physician’s order.
Our outpatient offices also offer a cost advantage! WakeRad UNC REX doesn’t charge facility fees – ever.
Get Two (or Three) for One Stop
We’re talking about multiple health screenings during one appointment.
How easy to get your 3D screening mammogram and then check off your bone density exam (DXA) at the same visit? Just ask your doctor for a DXA referral, mammograms don’t require one.
Or… have you talked with your doctor about a Calcium Cardiac Screening to make sure your heart is healthy? Heart disease is the #1 health threat to women and it’s 80% preventable.
Another option if you smoke or ever have, talk with your doctor about how a CT Lung Cancer screening can detect cancer early before symptoms present and even help with treatment.
All of these wellness screenings are available at our outpatient offices located throughout the Triangle.
Check out our services by location to find an office that’s convenient to where you live, work or play.
Straight From Our Patients
Everyone I was in contact with was friendly, professional and courteous. The imaging technologist was on time and made me feel comfortable during my appointment.
Diane B., Panther Creek office
Everyone was so friendly and welcoming! It was my first mammogram and I was nervous. The ladies were so sweet! I will definitely go back. Excellent customer service!
Allene G., Smithfield
Always professional and efficient. Extremely friendly staff that cares about you.
Gail C., West Raleigh office
The service was prompt, the staff was both friendly and professional and the technologist was attentive, helpful and qualified. It was an excellent experience.
Patricia E., Cary Breast Center