White-Wilson Medical Center

Comprehensive Women's Imaging Services

White-Wilson offers comprehensive women's imaging services including 3D Mammography, Digital Mammography, iCAD Second Look®, Bone Density/DEXA Scan, CT Scan, MRI, Vascular Ultrasound, OB/GYN Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound, General Ultrasound, Coronary Calcium Scoring, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and X-ray. We will continue to stay ahead of the curve with ever-changing technological advancements to ensure the highest quality health care for women of all ages.


Mammography

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. 3D Mammography is considered the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage. One out of eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime; however, the chances for recovery from breast cancer have significantly increased due in part to earlier detection via mammography. White-Wilson's Center for Women's Imaging is dedicated to providing the highest quality women's care, including the highly-advanced full-field 3D Mammography and iCAD Second Look® technologies.


3D mammography allows masses and distortions to be better detected because our radiologists can view individual slices of the breast, which eliminates the issue of overlapping images and provides clarity that is not available in 2D mammograms. Additionally, overlapping densities, which may appear to be a mass on a 2D mammogram, may be seen on slices as separate structures, thus eliminating a significant number of call back studies. Invasive cancer detection may be improved up to 41 percent; therefore, reducing the number of false positives.

 

State-of-the-Art 3D Mammography

A mammogram is a special X-ray of the breast use to detect cancers that are too small to be felt by a woman or her physician. Mammograms are recommended every year once a woman reaches 40 years of age. 3D Digital Mammography provides numerous benefits over standard film mammography, including fewer retakes, shorter exam times and more accurate diagnosis.

But the state-of-the-art MAMMOMAT Novation digital mammography system offers even more benefits:

  • Reduces radiation dose by more than 50%
  • Increases patient comfort with a patented OpComp® technique that senses breast thickness for a more comfortable compression
  • Increases cancer detection with computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) markers
  • Allows imaging of nearly all breast sizes and provides excellent image quality
  • Offers the latest full-field detector technology
  • Increases detection of small and low-contrast objects

In addition to higher quality (2D) mammograms, White-Wilson has a new mammography machine that offers 3D mammograms at the Center for Women's Imaging in Fort Walton Beach. During a 3D mammogram, X-rays are taken of the breast while moving through an arc, which produces thin slices, much like a CT scan, significantly improving what our physicians can detect in a mammogram.

Benefits of 3D mammography include:

1. Improves invasive cancer detection by 41%
2. More accurate than a conventional mammogram for both dense and non-dense breasts
3. Examines your breast tissue layer by layer for earlier detection
4. Reduces the chance of being called back for additional tests by 40%
5. No additional compression is required for a 3D reading, and it only takes a few extra seconds

White-Wilson's new mammography system allows the patient to receive both a 2D and 3D mammogram at the same time. A 2D equivalent set of images are created along with the tomo sliced pictures of the 3D mammogram, using a single exposure.

iCAD Second Look®

Second Look is a sophisticated computer-aided detection (CAD) system that uses an extensive database of normal and cancer cases to analyze mammograms. Second Look assists your radiologist in breast cancer detection by helping to identify potentially cancerous lesions. Second Look provides the benefits of a second opinion without any additional procedures or doctor's appointments. White-Wilson is proud to offer this breakthrough technology as part of the mammography screening process at our Center for Women's Imaging. Learn more about this technology at www.icadmed.com

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring

CACS is a specialized CT scan that provides detailed computer images of your heart and arteries. It's quick and painless with no invasive procedures. An excellent preventative screening, it can accurately detect the presence of atherosclerosis and assess the subsequent risk of heart attack.

Analysis of the amount of calcium in coronary arteries has only recently been possible with the advent of ultra-fast CT scanning. CT scanners that can image 16x per second essentially "stop" the beating heart and allow us to see whether there are specks of calcium in the coronary arteries. Coronary arteries lie on the surface of and supply blood to the heart. If they become obstructed, the result is coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. The process that results in a heart attack begins with damage to the lining of the blood vessel walls and continues over a long period of time. There are a number of "risk factors," genetic and otherwise, that can increase one's chances of developing coronary artery disease: age, sex, high blood pressure, diabetes, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol.

 

Bone Density/DEXA Scan

A (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) DEXA Scan can detect low bone density before a fracture occurs, determine the rate of bone loss, and monitor the effects of treatment. The procedure is painless, a bit like having an X-ray, but with much less exposure to radiation. Dexa scans are the most commonly used test to measure bone density. It is one of the most accurate ways to diagnosis Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Your results from this test can be a great help as you monitor your Osteopenia treatment plan. Your results can help you decide if you need to make adjustments in your plan. The National Osteoporosis Foundation's guidelines state that women over 65, younger post menopausal women who have any of the osteoporosis risk factors, as well as those with specific fractures. However, men are also at risk for Osteoporosis as they age - especially if they have some of the risk factors for Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Learn more about DEXA Scan.

 

Women's Imaging Resources

 

Fully Accredited By The American College of Radiology (ACR)

White-Wilson is the largest provider of outpatient imaging services on the Emerald Coast and fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.

 We are proud to be one of the first in the nation to employ the Siemens SOMATOM® Definition AS, the world's first "smart" CT scanner that adapts to virtually any patient's body type or size and provides doctors with clearer images and improved diagnostic information. Because it can rapidly image more of the patient's body, this highly-advanced system could eliminate the need for follow-up tests and shorten hospital stays.

Board Certified Radiologists

Both Dr. Clinkscales and Dr. Jones are certified by the American Board of Radiology.

To schedule a Women's Imaging appointment at White-Wilson, call 850.863.8110.