Charleston Breast Center - Comprehensive Breast Care 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Charleston Breast Center offers mammograms and other advanced breast diagnostics at two convenient locations in Mount Pleasant and West Ashley. Charleston Breast Center, an American College of Radiology accredited facility offers digital screening and bone density exams.

Your choice.

We know women, and we know the choice of who to trust with your mammogram is completely yours.

That’s why we provide a comprehensive breast care service with highly trained specialists and convenient locations with a comfortable and relaxing surrounding.

With two convenient locations in Mount Pleasant and West Ashley, we offer women and their families the expertise, information and support needed to make informed choices about breast care.

Call (843) 416-6067 today for more information or to set up an appointment.

Two Convenient Locations

The Charleston Breast Center offers a full range of care, covering both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. We utilize advanced technology in breast cancer screenings to include breast imaging and diagnostic evaluation in order to provide the best and most comprehensive care possible.

Campus of East Cooper Medical Center 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant

Breast-optimized MRIs

Breast ultrasound

Breast biopsy procedures

Digital screening and diagnostic mammograms

Bone density testing (DEXA)

West Ashley 1930 Charlie Hall Blvd, West Ashley

Digital screening mammograms

Bone density testing (DEXA)

Screening Recommendations

Yearly mammograms are recommended for women aged 40 and above. They should continue for as long as a woman is in good health.

Clinical Breast Exams (CBE) are recommended about every three years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and above.

Breast Self-Exams (BSE) are an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes promptly to their health care provider.

Appointments and Coverage

Call (843) 416-6067 for a breast screening and/or diagnostic evaluation appointment. Both locations offer early morning appointments and same-day appointments

To receive a mammogram at the Charleston Breast Center, a woman must have an order from her physician. The order form can be faxed from the physician’s office or can be handed in by the patient at the time of the appointment. Screening mammogram orders expire after one year and diagnostic mammogram orders expire after six months. If you are experiencing any problems (breast pain, thickening, nipple discharge, nodules) please contact your referring doctor prior to scheduling.

Please be aware that there are many different types of insurance plans. Patients are responsible for verifying breast health coverage and any deductibles or co-pays.

Parking

The Mount Pleasant and West Ashley locations offer free parking and easy accessibility to facility entrances.

What do I need to bring to the appointment?

Please bring the following: photo ID, insurance cards, physician order, prior mammogram images and patient information forms. Patient information forms can be downloaded from this website for you to complete in advance. Or patients may arrive 20 minutes early to complete the forms in the office before your appointment.

DOWNLOAD PATIENT FORMS HERE

What If I Need To Request Images? Image request forms can be downloaded from the link below. Forms may be faxed or mailed back and the requests will be processed within 48 hours. Images may also be picked-up at the office if arranged by phone in advance.

Download Image Request Form

Payment

Most insurance companies offer yearly screening mammograms for women over age 40. For diagnostic mammography or other breast imaging tests, patients may be subject to a co-pay and/or deductible. Patients are responsible for verifying breast health coverage and any deductibles or co-pays. A financial counselor is also available at the Charleston Breast Center to answer any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Mammogram?

Mammograms are an important piece of a three-part breast health approach. The first is doing breast self-exams every month. The second is having a regular clinical breast exam by a health care provider. The third piece is a mammogram.

A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast. It is used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. Mammograms make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt. It can also detect microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium in the breast) that sometimes indicate the presence of breast cancer.

The Charleston Breast Center utilizes digital mammography. This type of mammography is best for visualizing lumps or microcalcifications in a dense (non-fatty) breast. The CBC also utilizes computer aided detection (CAD), which is computer software that searches for abnormal areas of density, mass, or calcifications on the images which may indicate the presence of cancer. The CAD system highlights these areas on the images, alerting the radiologist to the need for further analysis.

Screening Mammogram

A screening mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast on a woman who has no signs or symptoms of a problem. The goal of a screening mammogram is to find cancer when it is still too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Finding small breast cancers early by a screening mammogram greatly improves a woman’s chance for successful treatment. A screening mammogram usually takes two x-ray pictures (views) of each breast. Some patients may need more pictures to get as much breast tissue as possible.

Diagnostic Mammogram

In women experiencing symptoms or problems such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge, a diagnostic mammogram is necessary. Diagnostic mammograms are also ordered when a suspicious change is detected on a patient’s screening mammogram. Some diagnostic mammogram results will be questioned by the radiologist and more tests may be ordered. Extra tests could include breast ultrasounds, ultrasound biopsies, stereotactic biopsies or a breast MRI. All of these tests are available at the Charleston Breast Center in Mount Pleasant.