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Fox Valley's Breast Health Leader

At Rush Copley, women find hope, guidance, information and answers for everything from breastfeeding to a first mammogram, a suspicious finding and fibrocystic breast disease.

Proven Results, Proven Care

Rush Copley is the Fox Valley’s leader in breast health, bringing the region’s most comprehensive, academic-level services to women in our community. If something suspicious is found, we’ll schedule a follow-up assessment within two days.

Breast Health Center Accreditation

Natinal Accreditation Program for Breast CentersRush Copley has earned a full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Tomosynthesis: 3-D Breast Mammography

Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging offers the newest mammography technology. Breast Tomosynthesis is a mammogram that produces a 3-dimensional (3-D) view of breast tissue that improves breast cancer screening and detection.

What are the benefits of 3-D Mammography?

More accurate detection: By minimizing the impact of overlapping breast tissue, 3-D mammography can make a tumor easier to see. Seeing a 3-D image has helped doctors find more cancers than with 2-D images alone.

Fewer call backs: The improved accuracy in diagnosing abnormal structures offered by a 3-D view of the breast decreased the number of unnecessary callbacks to women for additional scans and biopsies.

Better detection in dense breasts: Dense breast tissue, often found in younger women, can cause shadowing due to overlapping tissue and hide cancerous tumors. 3-D mammography offers multiple angled views, providing a thorough look at the breast tissue.

Safe: The procedure is performed along with a 2-D mammogram, so there is a minimal amount of additional radiation. This is still well below the FDA-regulated limit for mammography.

Schedule Your Mammogram Today!

No physician referral is necessary. Appointments are available at two convenient locations:

Tips for a Good Mammogram

  • Plan your mammogram for a time of the month when your breasts will be least tender.  Try to avoid the week before your period.
  • Don't wear talcum powder or deodorant on the day of your mammogram because these substances might show up as shadows on the x-rays, requiring repeat images.
  • If you've had mammograms done at another center, be sure to bring your previous mammogram films with you so they can be compared to the new ones.  If this is not done, an immediate report might not be possible.
  • Continue to have your mammograms done at the same center if possible so that your films can be compared from year to year.

Nervous For Your First Exam

Author: Mira Vujovic, Breast Health Navigator

When going for your first mammogram there a couple things you can expect. A mammogram is an X-ray procedure that can detect breast cancer in its earliest stages,before you — or even a skilled healthcare professional — can feel a lump. Along with a regular breast self examination, a mammogram is one of the most important parts of your personal healthcare routine.

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