The North Mississippi Medical Center Breast Care Center connects you with diagnostic expertise, national accreditations, top rankings and the latest treatments available. The Breast Care Center helps doctors detect breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. Our team consists of a board-certified breast radiologist, breast health nurses, certified mammography technologists and support staff dedicated to breast health.
Our breast health navigator serves as an advocate and resource, and our multi-disciplinary breast health care team (surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and pathologists) meets weekly to design comprehensive, individualized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.
The NMMC Breast Care Center is equipped with advanced technology for accurate diagnosis and offers fully digital mammography units, including 3D mammography, when appropriate.
In addition, we offer computer-aided detection (CAD). This system provides a second review of screening mammograms for areas that may be of concern.
The NMMC Breast Care Center collaborates with NMMC Cancer Care to provide education, diagnosis and treatment:
- Benign breast conditions
- Screening and diagnostic services
- Breast cancer hereditary risk
- Breast cancer prevention
- Breast cancer treatment options
- Clinical trials
- Referrals to a wide range of specialty treatments, including cancer rehabilitation services
Breast screening services, including digital mammography and breast MRI, are also available at NMMC locations in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point.
The breast imaging services at NMMC-Tupelo are fully accredited in:
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- Breast Ultrasound
- Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
- Breast MRI
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated NMMC's radiology department as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for being accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
What Does Accreditation Mean For Patients?
NMMC has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret medical images and diagnostic procedures.
The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment patients will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
The NMMC Breast Cancer Program has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
The NMMC Breast Cancer Program includes all providers who diagnose and care for patients with breast cancer – including surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and the staff of the NMMC Breast Care Center.
Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of advanced services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new options
- Most importantly, quality breast care close to home.