What We Offer
We provide the most sophisticated technology available for breast imaging and diagnosis of breast cancer in the Rocky Mountains. Both of our breast center locations offer 3D Mammography, breast experts and a mammo tech hotline. FAQs. Our knowledgeable and compassionate breast radiologists and mammography technologists provide the best care and expertise to guide patients in the pursuit of breast health.
Your images will be seen by certified Breast Radiologists, experts that specialize in breast imaging. Our Breast Radiologists are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
Sonnenalp Breast Center offers patients the opportunity to discuss breast imaging results or concerns with a dedicated breast imaging radiologist. The breast radiologist reviews the breast images (mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast MRI) and then discusses the findings and recommendation with the patient and his/her family and/or caregiver. The consultation provides an opportunity to obtain a second opinion, to speak directly with the breast radiologist about the results and to receive follow-up care recommendations. An order from the patient's care provider is needed for consultation.
A ductogram (also called galactography) is a special breast imaging test that requires contrast material to be introduced into the ducts of the breast. This is a mildly uncomfortable test, which may be recommended for women with nipple discharge. A cannula is inserted into the nipple, and the contrast material (dye) is injected into the breast. X-ray images are taken after the contrast material is injected, thus enabling the ducts and anatomy of the breast, with any abnormities, to be seen. If the test is unsuccessful, a breast MRI or a surgical excision may be recommended. A ductogram takes about 1 to 1½ hours and can be scheduled at Sonnenalp Breast Center in Edwards.
If you have pain in your breast or feel a lump but aren’t sure what to do, or perhaps breast cancer runs in your family and you have questions about genetic testing. Our Mammo Tech Hotline is available to you for any and all of your breast related questions. Call (970) 569-7417 and talk to a Certified Breast Expert, Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Sonnenalp Breast Center is a service of Vail Health Hospital.