Center for Women's Imaging
Offering comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care, our center is certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Conveniently located at Penrose Hospital, in the Penrose Pavilion.
The Breast Care Center at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care which includes a wide range of clinical and support services. From screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling, our program is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients with breast problems, breast cancer, or general concerns about breast health.
Our multidisciplinary team of radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, nutritionists, pathologists, genetic counselors and nurse navigators work with you to help coordinate care and ensure that all of your concerns are thoroughly addressed.
Breast surgical care
Southern Colorado Breast Care Specialists focuses on all aspects of breast health. Whether you have a specific complaint, need a routine annual exam or need breast surgery, we are here for you.
- Lumps or masses in the breast
- Breast pain
- Nipple discharge
- Abnormality on screening mammogram
- Diagnosis of breast cancer
- Family history of breast cancer
Our breast cancer nurse navigator is a professionally registered nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. A nurse navigator provides education and resources during a patient's care journey to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum.
High risk breast cancer clinic
Women with a family history and a genetic predisposition for breast cancer have special needs - such as personalized screening schedules and in some cases, genetic counseling. At the Penrose-St. Francis Breast Care Center, the High-Risk Breast Clinic is designed to help women learn if they are at a high risk for breast cancer and what they should do if they are at risk.
Approximately 5 percent of breast cancers and 10 percent of ovarian cancers are hereditary in nature and approximately 10-20 percent of women with either breast or ovarian cancer had a first- or second-degree relative with one of these cancers. The High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, established in 2010, assists women at high-risk for developing breast cancer by providing risk assessment, screening and counseling. The service provides a detailed risk analysis to assist patients and their care providers in medical management.
Women who come in will have a clinical breast exam with one of our fellowship-trained breast surgeons as well as a genetic counseling appointment and a discussion about self-breast care and healthy living. Each woman receives a customized care plan, which we also share with her primary care physician or gynecologist.
Breast screening and diagnostic imaging services include:
- 3D mammography
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound guided breast biopsy
- Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
- Digital mammography
- Breast cancer diagnosis
Conditions We Treat
- Lumps or masses
- Breast pain
- Nipple discharge