Our Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center offers timely access to state-of-the-art digital screening, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasounds, clinical, and care support services by a multi-disciplinary team of experts. Our services are provided in a safe, comforting environment where you can get the results you need, quickly and compassionately.
Whether you want to learn how to do a breast self-exam, get expert advice about a painful cyst in your breast, schedule an appointment for your yearly mammogram, or receive treatment for breast cancer, our Center welcomes you into our comprehensive network of services. Let our staff streamline the process of getting guidance and access to the top-notch breast care services you need.
Click here to watch our breast care center video that features staff who work at the center including a care support nurse, mammography superviser, and surgeon. It also includes two testimonials from women who are patients.
Community outreach services are coordinated with the Healthy Community Coalition, which administers the State's Breast and Cervical Health Program for the region.
We are regularly reviewed and evaluated on hundreds of standards for healthcare accreditation including equipment, quality control, and staff qualifications. We are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and certified by the Food and Drug Administration under the Mammography Quality Standards Act. In addition, our patient satisfaction scores are among the highest in the nation.
You may never need more than a mammogram from us. But should you ever have an abnormal screening, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you are in the right place with the right people—a compassionate team of professionals who will collaborate on the most effective diagnostic procedures and treatment for you.
We offer flexible hours from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. on most days; next day appointments; local care with prompt follow-up services; and convenient locations for mammography in Farmington and at the Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center in Livermore Falls. All mammograms are performed with digital mammography equipment and a board-certified radiologist interprets each exam. Services are available to all women, regardless of their ability to pay.
If through a routine screening an abnormality is discovered or you are experiencing symptoms, our care support nurse will coordinate prompt follow-up and facilitate the earliest possible diagnostic testing. The nurse is there to personally guide you through the screening, diagnosis, and if necessary, the treatment process.
The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center offers easy access to medical specialists in many disciplines. Our radiologic technologists, radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, nurses, physical therapists, and pharmacists all bear the skills and tools of each specialty and clinical discipline to best benefit you, our patient.
Our Center offers stereotactic needle biopsy: a low-radiation, outpatient procedure that is an important new tool in the fight against breast cancer. It is used to determine if breast abnormalities found on a mammogram are cancerous or benign. Compared to surgery, stereotactic needle biopsy is quicker and less painful, has fewer complications and minimal recovery time, and only requires local anesthesia. Since most women with an abnormal mammogram do not have breast cancer, stereotactic needle biopsy can spare you the discomfort and scarring associated with a surgical biopsy.
We are one of the first hospitals in New England to use the high-tech Lorad Multicare Platinum stereotactic table system with the Suros vacuum assisted needle.