Because Breast Health Matters
Tri-State Memorial Hospital offers an expansive breast health program right here in the Lewis-Clark Valley!
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, following behind skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2022, over 280,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. This is why Tri-State Memorial Hospital offers an expansive breast health program with services ranging from 3D Mammograms to biopsy and surgery. Our Women’s Imaging Center places emphasis on screening for early detection, patient education, and a variety of treatment plans.
To continue keeping care local so patients can heal close to their loved ones, we also offer Genius 3D Mammography, which finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers than 2D alone. It has better, earlier
detection, is faster and more comfortable, and exposes patients to less radiation.
Expertise is critical when it comes to choosing where to have your breast cancer care. At Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Dr. Byron E. Wright, MD, FACS, has over 15 years of experience in his field. Services he offers includes, but are not limited to, breast conservation surgery, benign breast disease, mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Tri-State Women’s Imaging was the first of its kind in the region and continues to bring the latest in women’s diagnostic technology and breast surgery to the area. The facility is designed for privacy, with women’s imaging separate from the rest of the imaging department and changing rooms located right next to the exam rooms. Ask your provider about scheduling your mammogram today!
Breast & Surgical Oncology
Dr. Byron E. Wright, MD, FACS, is the only fellowship trained surgeon in the region who specializes in breast cancer, with experience in the following services:
Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS)
An option for women with early-stage cancers or a lump that is small in one area.
Benign Breast Disease
When benign (not cancerous) breast lumps occur, the condition is known as benign breast disease. While these breast changes are not life-threatening, they may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Most types of benign breast disease do not require treatment, but if you notice a lump, immediately make an appointment with your healthcare provider.
The removal of the entire breast, often in conjunction with either Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy or Lymph Node Dissection, depending on the clinical situation.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
This is a safe and accurate surgical procedure used to determine what stage of possible cancer may be present in your lymphatic system. If there is cancer in the lymph nodes, a sentinel node biopsy will locate it over 90% of the time. This approach involves injecting a tracking agent that assists the surgeon in locating the sentinel nodes during surgery.
Genius 3D Mammography™
Tri-State Women’s Imaging offers 3D Tomosynthesis Digital Mammography. Our 3D mammography is the most advanced technology available for the detection of breast cancer.
Better, Earlier Detection Over 60%
The Genius exam ﬁnds more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone. This can mean earlier diagnosis and a greater variety of treatment options.
Superior for Dense Breasts
Almost 50% of women over 40 have dense breast tissue, which can hide early signs of cancer detection in a traditional mammogram. This exam is the only FDA approved mammography for women with dense breasts.
The Genius exam offers the fastest available scan, limiting the length of time you’re under compression.
The Genius exam reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone. This can spare you the emotional and economic toll of additional testing, including biopsies when nothing could be wrong.
Some older 2D/3D exams expose you to more radiation, because they include two separate scans. Using synthesized 2D, we’ve found out a way to minimize your exposure for maximum safety.
Heal Today. Thrive Tomorrow with Tri-State Women’s Imaging. To learn more about breast health services, visit www.TriStateHospital.org/WomensImaging