Screening & Diagnosis

At Holland Hospital Comprehensive Breast Services, you will find leading-edge screening and imaging technology such as digital mammography, breast ultrasound and 3T MRI. Through generic testing, our specialists can determine possible risk factors for breast cancer and other conditions.

Our team of specialists is dedicated to early detection and prompt treatment of breast cancer.

Holland Hospital is accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts.

Breast Self-Examination

Breast self-examination is an important technique to help monitor breast health. Many women first detect a change in their breast when they feel something they have never noticed before. If you find a lump or detect another type of change in your breast—even if a recent mammogram was normal—make an appointment with your doctor right away.

Read more about breast self-examination and how to perform breast self-examination.


An annual mammogram could save your life, and with Holland Hospital's digital mammography, you’re assured the clearest, most detailed mammogram available. The key to early detection is to follow screening guidelines, which for most women means getting an annual mammogram beginning at age 40, according to the American Cancer Society. Mammograms, clinical breast exams and monthly self-exams are a highly effective method for detecting breast cancer early when it is most treatable.

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Ultrasound is sometimes used to evaluate breast problems that are found during a diagnostic mammogram or during a physical exam. Breast ultrasound is not routinely used for screening. However, some studies have suggested that ultrasound may be a helpful addition to mammography when screening women with dense breast tissue which is hard to evaluate with mammogram alone.

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Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

The American Cancer Society recommends that certain women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer undergo a more sensitive screening test called magnetic resonance imaging, or breast MRI. Holland Hospital offers breast MRI on its state-of-the-art 3T MRI unit. Ask your physician whether breast MRI is appropriate for you.

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Breast Biopsy

A breast biopsy is the removal of tissue to examine for signs of breast cancer. There are several different types of breast biopsy procedures and the type used will depend on the location and size of the breast lump or abnormality. When a mammogram detects a breast abnormality, a stereotactic or ultrasound guided biopsy may be recommended. This procedure uses special imaging to find the area of the breast where the biopsy samples are to be taken.

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Susan Ervine, MD of Holland Hospital Comprehensive Breast Services discusses breast health and breast imaging.