Mammography at Penn Highlands Healthcare Helps Detect Breast Cancer Early

Mammography is the first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer. Early detection is the key to beating cancer because when caught early, it’s much more treatable. All four hospitals – Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands DuBois, Penn Highlands Elk – and the Moshannon Valley Community Medical Building have state-of-the-art mammogram technology in private and comfortable settings. Mammograms are X-ray screenings that check for breast cancer.

3-D Mammography

Provides enhanced image clarity by imaging the breast in “slices” from many different angles, is available at Penn Highlands DuBois and Penn Highlands Elk. It will soon be available at every site within Penn Highlands Healthcare.

Additional Diagnostic Services For Women At Penn Highlands

If a mammogram or clinical breast exam does detect a lump in your breast, you’re in good hands at Penn Highlands Healthcare. We offer stereotactic breast biopsies, where a doctor removes a small sample of breast tissue to examine it for breast cancer or other problems. Our experts also perform ultrasound-guided breast biopsies, where a doctor uses ultrasound imaging to pinpoint the exact tissue to be removed for examination.

Penn Highlands also offers DEXA scans, which use an enhanced form of X-ray technology to determine bone density to help diagnose osteoporosis.