At the Methodist Breast Center in Germantown, we know what it takes to make you feel comfortable and secure.
At the Methodist Breast Center in Germantown, we know what it takes to make you feel comfortable and secure. Designed by women like you, our relaxing, spa-like atmosphere is patient-focused, providing the privacy and exclusivity that you expect and deserve.
We strive to make your diagnostic experience a positive one by eliminating challenges and providing you with helpful resources and support. And if your doctor decides you need additional testing or procedures, our special Patient Navigator is an experienced nurse who will assist you in coordinating appointments, arranging physician consultations and locating useful resource information. To schedule an appointment, please call 901.516.6777.
If you have had prior breast studies done elsewhere, shorten your turnaround time and reduce reporting delays by filling out the Breast Center Release Form. Please download the form, fill it out completely, and fax it to the provider who conducted your previous breast studies.
The value of good mamography is having an old study to compare to and many times prevents the patient from being called back for additional studies. Without previous studies, your report may be delayed.
Early Detection - The Best Protection
One out of every eight women will have breast cancer during her lifetime. But with early detection, the cure rate for breast cancer can be as high as 96 percent. Here are three ways to protect yourself:
Have an annual physical examination.
Practice regular breast self-examination. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends monthly self-exams for women age 20 and older. The ACS also recommends a clinical exam every three years between the ages of 20-39, and every year if you are 40 or older.
Schedule a mammogram regularly. The ACS recommends women age 40 and older get a mammogram every year. Your doctor may suggest changes to the standard schedule based on your personal or family history.
If you have multiple family members with breast cancer or other high risk factors, your doctor may suggest yearly mammograms beginning at age 30. Speak with your doctor for more information. Women at high risk include those who:
- Have a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation
- Have a first-degree relative (mother, father, brother, sister or child) with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, but have not had genetic tests themselves
- Have a lifetime risk of breast cancer of 20-25% or greater, according to risk assessment tools from the American Cancer Society
- Had radiation therapy to the chest when they were between the ages of 10 and 30 years
- Have Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, or Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer syndrome, or have one of these syndromes in first-degree relatives
Our services include:
- Five digital mammography machines
- Three private screening rooms
- Five diagnostic suites
- Five breast ultrasound machines
- Stereotactic suite for minimally invasive breast biopsies
- Bone density testing center (DEXA scans)
- Computer Aided Detection (CAD) technology to assist radiologists in interpretation
- Two comfortable and spacious waiting areas: one for screening and one for diagnostics
Highly trained physicians with Memphis Radiological, PC, are all board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Front row, left to right: Dr. Marsha Armstrong, Dr. Jenny Boals, Dr. Kim Miller, Dr. Surekha Joshi, Dr. Linda Hodgkiss, Dr. Teresa Brooks, Dr. Carrie Patterson. Back row: Dr. Robert Yarbrough, Dr. Richard Bates
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