The Women’s Diagnostic Center at West Hills Hospital
Through our Women’s Diagnostic Center , West Hills Hospital seeks to provide the women of West Hills and the surrounding areas with a convenient, comprehensive healthcare resource to promote their continued health. With extended hours, free parking, and a full range of diagnostic imaging services, women can be sure that they are getting just that. Read on to learn more about some of our diagnostic services and how they may benefit you and your loved ones.
Using low doses of x-radiation, the mammogram can detect cancerous growths of the breast before they become symptomatic. This screen is typically performed routinely in women without symptoms, but can be used to diagnose a breast mass or the cause of nipple discharge.
- Breast ultrasound
Ultrasound utilizes high-frequency sound waves to evaluate breast masses that are detected during a mammogram or physical exam. This advanced test can also help to learn more about lumps that may not show up as well on a mammogram.
- DEXA Scan
Osteoporosis is a condition that results in progressive bone loss. In the past, this disruptive and often painful condition would remain undiagnosed until the patient suffered from a bone fracture. Using the state-of-the-art DEXA scan, the experts at West Hills Hospital can detect bone loss in its earliest stages before bone fracture occurs.
- ICAD Program
West Hills Hospital is also proud to offer a Second Look Computer-Assisted Detection System, an advanced technology that can detect breast cancers earlier by analyzing digital mammograms for abnormalities. The ICAD program can provide patients with a computerized second opinion without the need for further testing and radiation exposure.
To learn more about your recommended testing and screening schedules, contact your primary care physician or call the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (818) 676-4000. Our nurses can help you to locate an experienced medical specialist near you.