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Ruby Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center

The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center offers the latest advancements in the detection of breast cancer. Inside the Center's beautiful, spa-like facility, you'll find the very latest in digital mammography. At the Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center, you will be cared for by our nurturing staff who treat you with the care and compassion you deserve.

At the Center we follow the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines for mammography. The ACR recommends annual screening mammography for women starting at age 40. This affords the maximum benefits of reduced breast cancer deaths, less extensive treatments for cancers that are found, decreased chance of advanced disease at diagnosis and discovery and treatment of high risk lesions. Breast cancer incidence increases substantially around age 40 and even earlier for high risk women and women of color. 

All health insurers, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), should cover women ages 40 and older for annual mammograms as a preventive service, without additional cost sharing or co-payments. Extensive scientific research shows a 40 percent reduction of breast cancer deaths with regular mammographic screening. The greatest mortality reduction, the most lives saved and the most life years gained occur with yearly mammography starting at age 40. There is no established age for women to stop screening. Women should continue breast cancer mammography screening as long as they are healthy and desire to remain so. Therefore, health care coverage for screening should not have an upper age limit.

Digital Mammography

Emanuel's advanced digital mammography equipment not only captures exceptionally detailed images of the breast, it does so during a shorter, more comfortable exam than traditional mammograms.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center inside the Emanuel Cancer Center can now perform stereotactic biopsies for patients who need them. Emanuel's new biopsy table and guidance system is designed to maximize patient comfort throughout the process and offers optimal imaging capability. We are thrilled to be able to serve all of your breast health needs in one location.

Other Services

Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center also provides patients with pre-operative wire localizations, digital high resolution targeted breast ultrasounds, ultrasound-guided core biopsies, fine needle aspirations, cyst aspirations, and galactography (ductograms).

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (209) 669-4620.

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