Providence Tarzana Medical Center
In order to assist women in maintaining positive health throughout their lives, the Women’s Center at Providence Tarzana Medical Center offers advanced and comprehensive diagnostic screening services.
These diagnostic exams are used to detect cancer or other health problems as early as possible, which greatly increases the chances of positive outcomes for each patient.
With a dedication to compassionate and empathetic care, we provide a safe and comfortable environment for women of all ages to receive their screenings. Through this we’ve been able to encourage and educate each patient to care for her wellbeing and lifelong health.
Providence Tarzana’s Women’s Center offers a full spectrum of diagnostic evaluations such as breast MRIs and ultrasounds that help support women’s health needs. Our core exams include:
Digital mammograms and tomography
Used to screen for breast cancer, leading to early detection, when tumors are small and the survival rates are highest.
Supplemental tests designed to help diagnose any breast abnormalities within a mammogram. A breast ultrasound can help provide more details about an abnormality and can help determine if a lump is a solid tumor or a fluid-filled cyst.
Used to determine if a lump is benign or cancerous. Different approaches include: fine needle aspiration biopsy, core needle biopsy, and vacuum-assisted breast biopsy. Your doctor will decide which biopsy will be best, depending on the type, size and location of the lump to be biopsied.
Bone density tests
Measures the amount of calcium and other minerals in your bones to determine if you are at risk or have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bones to become brittle, and greatly increases the chances of breaking bones or developing fractures.
Our expert radiologists communicate test results to each patient's physician quickly, and each patient is supported emotionally and spiritually with the compassionate care that is part of our mission at Providence Tarzana Medical Center.