Diagnosis and Evaluation

The Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center is the only place you need for your breast care. We offer a comprehensive women's wellness program with fully digital mammography and the most advanced diagnostic services for the evaluation of breast health.*

To schedule an appointment for your mammogram, please call 760-773-4338. We have locations in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta. When scheduling your appointment, please mention the location that is more convenient for you.

Accurate diagnosis and evaluation

Our fellowship-trained physicians and personal nurse navigators provide our patients with personalized, experienced and expert care, complemented by the state-of-the-art technology. Eisenhower's diagnostic services include multiple imaging capabilities, such as a dedicated Breast MRI, ultrasound and Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI).

A variety of imaging methods are available to accommodate every woman and her unique needs. These include: mammography, ultrasound and MRI.

Breast MRI

Eisenhower offers a dedicated breast MRI, which may aid in showing spots in the breast that may or may not be cancer. A breast MRI is generally used to complement a mammogram for women with certain conditions, family history or other factors.

Our fellowship-trained physicians will recommend the best imaging capability for your body and needs if such follow-up is required.

Whole Breast Ultrasound

The ACUSON S2000TM Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) is a highly advanced,multi-purpose ultrasound system ideally suited to patients with dense breast tissue or a history of breast disease. Built on next-generation acoustic technologies, this 3-D ultrasound technology enables never-before-seen detail resolution and the ability to acquire the unique anatomical coronal plane not available using conventional ultrasound.

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)

Eisenhower was the first facility in Southern California to offer Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a technology that more accurately identifies breast cancer previously undetected by mammography. Clinically proven as an effective device in the early detection of breast cancer, BSGI functions as a complementary diagnostic tool following difficult-to-read mammograms. Patients with dense breast tissue, multiple suspicious lesions, breast implants, a previously diagnosed mass, or those using Hormone Replacment Therapy will benefit most from BSGI.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Stereotactic breast biopsy is a safe, minimally invasive biopsy that obtains tiny samples from an identified abnormal breast mass for examination. A sample of suspicious breast tissue is precisely located with computer guided imaging and removed with a needle. This outpatient procedure requires no hospitalization or surgical incision and is performed using only local anesthesia.

*Mammography is available at all Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center locations. Follow-up diagnostic exams are offered at the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center location only.