Aventura Breast Diagnostic Center at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is one of our “Centers of Excellence”. Our Center is fully accredited and provides a full spectrum of services in a comfortable and compassionate environment. Our team of medical professionals—including physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, technologists, and pathologists—are all highly trained and certified, and all stand ready to provide the most comprehensive diagnostic technology available to detect illnesses ranging from breast cancer to osteoporosis.
Our Center features a full spectrum of screening, diagnostic and interventional services, including:
- Screening Mammography
- Diagnostic Mammography
- Stereotactic & Ultrasound Guided Core Biopsies
- Cyst Aspirations
- Breast MRI
- Needle Aspirations
- Sentinel Node Injections
- Second Opinion Counseling
- Pathology Support
- Needle Localization
- Breast Ultrasound
- MRI Guided Breast Biopsies
- Bone Density Testing
Breast Exam Recommendations
The American Cancer Society Recommendations for Breast Exams are as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Clinical breast exam by your healthcare provider every year (all women)
- Breast self-exam each month (all women)
- Annual mammogram starting at age 40
Schedule Your Screening Mammogram Online
Aventura Breast Diagnostic Center offers online screening mammogram scheduling 24/7 anywhere you have internet access. It’s quick and convenient.
Osteoporosis and Bone Density Testing
Breaking a bone can be a painful and arduous recovery at any age, but it’s especially serious when you’re older. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 10 million Americans already have the disease. Still another 34 million people are at risk of developing osteoporosis, and it is estimated that approximately half of all women 50 years old and older will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
Certain people are more likely to develop osteoporosis than others. Factors that increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis and broken bones are called “risk factors.” Many of these risk factors include:
- 50+ years of age
- Family history of osteoporosis and/or broken bones
- Small frame and/or thin build
- History of broken bones
- Low hormone levels
- Poor diet
- Inactive lifestyle
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Taking certain medications
- Positive for certain diseases and conditions such as anorexia nervosa, rheumatoid arthritis, and gastrointestinal diseases.
Visit our Health Library for more information on osteoporosis risk factors.
A bone density test can easily monitor your bone strength and loss as you age. For more information on our bone density testing, please call (305) 792-5828.
For more information on Women’s Health, visit the Women’s Health and Wellness Center in our Health Library