Breast Center

Carson Tahoe’s comprehensive Breast Center offers patients a seamless integration of preventive, diagnostic, imaging and surgical services in support of early detection and treatment of breast cancer – all in one, convenient location. Located on the Carson Tahoe Medical Campus, the center operates as an extension of Sierra Surgery and features the latest technological advancements, including 3D mammography, 2D mammography, breast biopsy, and breast MRI.

One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed breast cancer in their lifetime. Your best defense against breast cancer is early detection. Women’s Preventative Services Initiative, or WPSI, recommends average-risk women begin mammography screening no earlier than age 40 and no later than age 50. Screening mammography should occur at least biennially and as frequently as every year. Click here for more information.

Our state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services include:

  • 3-D Mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Dexa Bone Density
  • Breast Biopsy

3-D Mammography and Dense Breast Tissue

Is 3-D the way to go?

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Every mammogram performed at Carson Tahoe Health, including Minden Medical Center, utilizes 3-D Mammography (tomosynthesis) technology, which is one of the most advanced forms of diagnostic tests available for the screening of breast cancer. 3-D mammography takes slices of images through the breast offering an x-ray projection of the breast. Studies show that early detection of breast cancer increase and false positives decrease substantially when 3-D imaging is used. Additionally, 3-D imaging is incredibly important for women with dense breast tissue. About 40% of women in the U.S. have dense breasts, meaning they have more glandular/fibrous tissue than fatty tissue. Dense breast tissue and cancer both show up as white on a standard mammogram. 3-D imaging is significant because it reveals hidden tumors that may not appear is standard 2-D imaging. Click here for information and frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding 3D mammography and your insurance.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Carson Tahoe Breast Center at Sierra Surgery has been recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

The Breast Center is among an elite group of 314 breast imaging facilities across the United States that have been selected for this honor.

To receive this honor, the Breast Center earned accreditation in all of the ACR voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to other mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program requirements.

Facilities receiving this designation are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. After rigorous review, experts in the imaging field determined that the facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

The Breast Center meets and exceeds all standards set by the FDA. Breast imaging is our only focus, and you can be assured that our skill and experience result in the most accurate, dependable breast imaging available.

Comforting and Healing Environment

Understanding that breast imaging and procedures can be an anxious experience for patients, the center is designed to foster a nurturing environment, which can be seen, heard, and felt at every touch point. Complimenting Carson Tahoe’s team of compassionate professionals, the breast center will provide a calming atmosphere with a serene water feature and original & local artwork that promote a peaceful and uplifting vision of the natural world.

1400 Medical Parkway

Carson City, Nevada 89703
(775) 445-6471
Patient Scheduling:  (775) 445-5500

Hours of Operation
7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
(times may vary depending on specific imaging modality)