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Imaging Services

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Our breast cancer care is comprised of mammography, screening, treatment and support - making MaineGeneral a proactive partner in helping to prevent and combat breast cancer.

Known for our skill and compassion, we provide state-of-the-art technology to ensure your breast cancer testing and treatment are of the highest quality.

Our services include:
  • Digital Mammography. Offered in five convenient locations (Augusta, Gardiner, Oakland, Waterville and Winthrop), our premier digital mammography technology provides better image quality and sensitivity.

    It allows our radiologists to more easily read the mammogram's subtle information, especially in dense tissue areas. The technology also decreases the radiation dose of the mammogram.

  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Treatment (IMRT). Combines the highest level of patient comfort with fewer side effects than standard radiation therapy.

    IMRT is a highly accurate treatment that spares normal tissue and is able to treat tumors near critical structures.

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Allows surgeons to determine which lymph nodes are most susceptible to cancer and remove only those nodes.

    If the removed nodes contain cancer, the remaining lymph nodes are removed. The procedure often spares patients the unnecessary removal of lymph nodes, making surgery less physically traumatic.
  • In addition, we offer Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scanning at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.

    PET/CT can often detect advanced breast and other types of cancer more accurately than conventional imaging. It helps determine the stage of various cancers and how patients are responding to treatment.

In breast cancer, PET/CT scanning is an addition, not an alternative to mammography.

» Learn more about MaineGeneral's imaging services.