Our center provides the most comprehensive breast imaging care available in Central and Eastern Oregon. We have dedicated fellowship trained physicians that are specialized in women’s imaging and breast cancer screening.
Choose to have your breast imaging exams and procedures at a Breast Center of Excellence. We are the only center to have achieved this highest level of accreditation in the Central and Eastern Oregon. We aim to deliver compassionate and comfortable care with the most innovative imaging technology.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Our full range of breast imaging services includes 3D digital mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, image-guided breast biopsies (including MRI-guided biopsy), and needle localization procedures. Our advanced 3D imaging technology allow us to detect up to 40% more invasive breast cancers compared with older techniques.
CORA and CMI are proud to have received the highest level of accreditation by the American College of Radiology of “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence”. As a group that brings state-of-the-art imaging to Central and Eastern Oregon, we take pride in providing our communities with comprehensive and compassionate care.
We also proudly helped initiate and develop the High-Risk Breast Clinic in Central Oregon, a multicenter and multidisciplinary initiative providing education and guidance to women in our community about their individual risk. Those women at higher risk benefit from more specialized care and risk reduction strategies. You can learn about your risk when you come in for your breast imaging at any of our locations.
- 3D Digital Screening Mammography (Tomosynthesis)
- Breast Ultrasound
- 3 Tesla Breast MRI and new state-of-the-art table for improved comfort and exceptional image quality
- Image Guided Minimally-Invasive Needle Biopsies
- Image Guided Wire Localizations and Cyst Aspirations
Our team at CORA recommends following both the American College of Radiology guidelines of beginning screening mammography at the age of 40 and getting screened yearly. This service pattern saves the most lives, according to the most rigorous scientific studies evaluating breast cancer screening.
There are two different types of mammogram appointments. A screening mammogram is a quick annual screening appointment you should have if you do not have any new symptoms. If you do have new symptoms that have developed within the last year, you should contact your doctor, who can send us an order for diagnostic imaging. You will be scheduled an appointment with one of our specialized Women’s Imaging doctors, who will tailor imaging needs for each individual patient, often using diagnostic mammography and ultrasound. You will be given your results at the end of your appointment and we will send your referring provider a copy as well.
Know the Facts:
- 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer in her lifetime
- 1 in 6 new breast cancers occur in women in their 40s
- 75% of all new breast cancers are diagnosed in women without any known risk factors or family history of breast cancer
Our goal is to diagnose cancers when they are small, before you can feel them or have any symptoms. If you are diagnosed at an earlier stage, you often need less aggressive treatment and survival rates are far higher, approaching 100% at 5 years of screening.
We recommend beginning mammography screening at the age of 40 and getting screened annually.
What is Breast Density?
American College of Radiology – Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
American College of Radiology – Breast Ultrasound Accredited Facility
American College of Radiology – Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited Facility
American College of Radiology – Mammography Accredited Facility
American College of Radiology – Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accredited Facility
Preparing for Your Procedure
- Do not wear deodorant, lotion, or talcum powder under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on your mammogram as calcium spots.
- Describe any breast symptoms to the technologist performing your screening.
- Obtain any prior mammograms done at a different facility and have them available to the radiologist. Doing so helps your doctor at CORA compare your previous and current results.
The American Cancer Society recommends having your breast imaging at a facility that also performs MRI-guided breast biopsies, as done at CORA.