Breast cancer screening and early detection saves lives. At Southwest Medical Imaging (SMIL) patient-centered care teams, led by specialized breast imaging physicians, provide a full range of breast imaging services dedicated to establishing new standards in breast cancer detection. SMIL believes that every woman is unique, and so is her mammogram.
SMIL offers eight accredited breast centers in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley. Our fully integrated approach to care means that, at any center, a woman has access to exactly the level of personalized care she needs.
SMIL’s breast imaging is led by six, fellowshiptrained, specialized physicians. Integrated care means that SMIL specialists work together with a woman’s own referring physicians and care teams.
SMIL believes that all women should have access to excellence in breast imaging, that mammograms save lives and that every woman is unique, SMIL is the proud “Survivor Sponsor” of October’s American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Phoenix.
SMIL is the first to introduce “Appointment Avenue”, a unique approach to scheduling your mammogram, 24/7, online at eSMIL.com. We believe access to excellence should be easy.
A small percentage of women will need a biopsy and, for some, that biopsy will prove positive. For these women and families SMIL’s certifi ed breast nurse navigators are there with personalized, supportive services and can act as a liaison with all members of her healthcare team.
At any SMIL location a woman can now get her screening results within minutes – there’s no need to wait days or weeks. And, if ever follow up is needed, it can be scheduled there and then.
At SMIL women can learn how to interpret their own personal risk for breast cancer and we also have easy access to leading genetic counseling and testing programs.
SMIL radiologists were involved in the original FDA trials for this exciting new technology. 3D is one part of our full range of screening and diagnostic imaging services, including breast Ultrasound, MRI and image-guided breast biopsies.
Research efforts of SMIL’s experienced team of breast imagers have helped set the national standards for breast MRI and gain approval for the introduction of 3D mammography. SMIL currently works with multiple nationally acclaimed research programs.
Go to the Southwest Medical Imaging channel on YouTube to see our latest 6-Part series. Destry Jetton (12 News-KPNX) takes us on her personal journey through the mammogram process; how it works, the options and the questions along the way.