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Breast Imaging Center—designed for comfort, privacy and exceptional care.

Our technologists are registered, caring, gentle, understanding and professional, and have a way of making you feel safe and calm.

We believe they, along with the rest of our staff, and our cutting-edge digital mammography unit, are what you’ll find sets us apart.

Add to that, our women’s-only area and comfortable cotton gowns, and you have a different experience than you may have had in the past with other breast health appointments.

Breast  cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in her lifetime.  Learn more about your risks and what you should be concerned about most with our free online BreastAware risk assessment

Specialty-trained radiologists in breast health.

Two of Premier Imaging’s Board-certified physicians are fellowship-trained in mammography and breast health. They are Wei-Chen Lin, M.D. and Raymond C. Rubner, M.D. Both have comprehensive training in all aspects of breast imaging including:
  • Screening and Diagnostic Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Percutaneous Interventions Guided by Mammography, Ultrasound, and MRI
  • 3D Mammograms

No physician referral needed for a mammogram.

You get to choose who does your mammogram. In North Carolina, it is not necessary to have a physician refer you. So if it’s time to have a mammogram (see box to the right for more information on who should get a mammogram and when), please call us to set up an appointment at your convenience at 336-781-4299. We can often see you on a walk-in basis as well.

How is a mammogram performed and when can I expect my results?

For a mammogram, the breast is pressed between two plates to carefully and as comfortably as possible spread the tissue. The compression only lasts a few seconds. The entire procedure for a screening mammogram takes about 15-20 minutes. To learn more about 3D mammograms, click here

For more detailed information on mammography and breast health, please visit the American Cancer Society website.

Premier Imaging’s digital mammography unit.

Premier has made investments in some of the latest equipment for detecting breast abnormalities. Our digital mammography unit uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor, and transmitted and stored just like computer files. The technology allows radiologists to adjust brightness, change contrast and zoom in on specific areas to help detect small calcifications, masses and other changes that may be signs of early breast cancer. The radiation dose received is very minor.

Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) for Mammography.

Our special CAD technology works as a second pair of "eyes" by automatically scanning a mammogram after initial interpretation. If the software detects any breast abnormalities, it marks them for further review by a radiologist.

Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).

Sometimes your mammogram does not reveal enough information, or a more detailed view is needed. In those situations we may need to do a breast MRI, which uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of your breast tissue and lymph gland area. An MRI does not expose you to any radiation.

Breast Imaging Center Hours:

Appointments are available Monday through Friday with some Saturday morning appointments available as well. Walk-in access available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.