Breast Health Program

At North Hawaii Community Hospital, we are proud to offer patients access to the latest technology in digital mammography through our Breast Health Program. This vital program assures that health and wellness are accessible to all. Our team is staffed with Cleveland board-certified radiologists, supported by technologists with mammography specialization.

Mammography can help detect breast tumors at their earliest, most treatable stages. Early detection and screening is key in treating breast cancer. Our Breast Health Program, accredited in MRI breast imaging and mammography, offers patients:

  • The latest digital mammography technology
  • A comfortable experience
  • Shorter exam times
  • Less exposure to radiation
  • Faster image analysis

State-of-the-Art Digital Technology

Siemen’s MAMMOMAT Inspiration digital mammography machine offers the latest technology in stereotactic biopsy capabilities. The MAMMOMAT Inspiration captures breast images with an x-ray that converts images into a digital picture which can be displayed immediately on the technologist’s monitor while the patient is still in position. This allows our technologists to review the x-ray in real time to determine image quality. Once completed, the images are sent electronically to our board-certified radiologists for diagnosis.


Comfortable Experience

We strive to offer an exam experience that is supportive and friendly by providing a warm and inviting atmosphere, personal attention, professional expertise and lots of aloha. The MAMMOMAT Inspiration digital mammography machine also features intelligent breast compression technology, which helps to ensure patient comfort with a shorter exam time and less exposure to x-rays.


Faster Image Analysis

Images are produced more quickly, helping to decrease patients’ anxiety. In addition to screening and diagnostic mammograms, the MAMMOMAT Inspiration also offers stereotactic biopsy procedures which can be performed on the same machine. Should an abnormal reading be discovered during the exam process, radiologists are able to expedite additional testing and perform a minimally-invasive biopsy if needed.

We understand the value of a fast response and fast answers. When additional follow-up is required, we fully support patients. This includes on island referrals as well as consults with women’s health specialists at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, if needed. Our goal is quick and effective diagnosis and treatment.