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Breast Center

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:

  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Clinical breast examinations
  • Sentinel lymph node mapping
  • Referral for risk assessment
  • Breast cancer awareness and education
  • Stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI-guided biopsy
  • Referral for surgical consultation as well as oncology consultation
  • Digital mammography (screening as well as diagnostic mammograms) and 3D mammography

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?

Beginning at age 40, women should have a conversation with their primary care provider about screening mammograms. Your provider can discuss your options and review your personal risk and if beginning these screenings is right for you. Women ages 50-74 should have a screening for breast cancer with mammography annually. 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.

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