Bethesda Hospital East

Additional Breast Health Services


Breast Ultrasound Imaging
Used to determine whether a palpable breast lump is cystic or solid.


Breast Biopsies
Stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guided breast biopsies are performed when necessary to facilitate the early diagnosis of breast cancer.


Breast MRI 
Together with Bethesda Outpatient Imaging Center, Bethesda Women's Health Center offers Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and MRI guided breast biopsies.


Clinical Breast Examination
 Appointments can be made with our Nurse Practitioner who is a Breast Health Specialist


This X-ray exam uses mammography and a contrast material to obtain pictures of the breast’s milk ducts.

Same-Day High Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling/Testing 
Patients with a strong family or personal history of breast cancer can benefit from genetic counseling and testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1&2). It can also help patients with cancer evaluate treatment options based on their risk of recurrence. Appropriate medical management such as increased monitoring and prevention strategies can be implemented as recommended.

Patients may also utilize Myriad Genetics' Family History Tool to assess whether or not they are a good candidate for genetic testing. This tool can help you get the information you need to discuss your risk of cancer with your healthcare provider and ask for further evaluation. If you have any questions regarding genetic counseling or testing, please call Jessica McAfee, MSN, FNP-BC, ARNP, at (561) 374-5300.