Altru’s Breast Center provides comprehensive breast health services including advanced technology, education and support. The Center staffs a team of professionals who perform and interpret breast imaging studies, as well as meet with patients in a clinical setting. Altru’s Breast Center offers and coordinates a broad spectrum of services including:
- Digital mammography (screening as well as diagnostic mammograms) and 3D mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI-guided biopsy
- Cyst aspiration
- Sentinel lymph node mapping
- Clinical breast examinations
- Breast cancer awareness and education
- Referral for risk assessment
- Referral for surgical consultation as well as oncology consultation
The Breast Center is located in the Altru Professional Center.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 701.780.6157.
Why Get Screened?
Numerous studies have shown that getting a mammogram and a breast exam reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer. Breast cancers found during a mammogram are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast. Finding breast cancer early can improve the chances that breast cancer can be treated successfully and with more treatment options, less extensive surgery, and ultimately, better treatment outcomes.
Who Should Get Screened?
Current guidelines from the American College of Radiology and the Society for Breast Imaging recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40. Learn more >>
For women in their 20s and 30s, a breast exam is recommended every three years. All women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and should report any breast change promptly to their doctor or nurse. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.