York Hospital Breast Care
York Hospital Breast Care is a fully accredited American College of Radiology Breast Imaging
Center of Excellence. We are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound
and ultrasound-guided biopsy. We are one of only a few Maine and New Hampshire centers designated as a
Center of Excellence.
Click on the seals to see what Breast Imaging Center of Excellence requirements are
Early Detection Saves Lives!
A yearly mammogram can increase your chance
of surviving breast cancer by more than 40%.
Caregivers at York Hospital can’t overstate the importance of this message. Listen here as two members of our York Hospital family share their story about the importance of early detection with NEWS CENTER Maine.
Scheduling Your Mammogram & Accessing Your Results
York Hospital Breast Care performs screening mammograms in York and Wells, delivering results via mail within a few days of your appointment. In addition, our York location offers appointments with same-day results on Mondays and Fridays. (Refer to the specific hours shown at the bottom of the page.)
All patients can view their mammography reports on the Hospital Patient Portal as soon as they are posted. You’ll receive an email alert, typically within two business days, notifying you that your results are available. To register for portal access, download the Account Set-Up Guide or call Medical Records at (207) 351-2184.
If there is any area on your exam that requires further evaluation (e.g., additional mammographic images or breast ultrasounds), we’ll call you shortly after reading your mammogram. You’ll receive all results at your follow-up appointment.
DID YOU KNOW? Both our York and Wells Breast Care Center locations are staffed exclusively by breast fellowship-trained radiologists: Amanda Lewis, DO, Kristen Koconis, MD and Eva Lizer, MD.
The Center is also home to dedicated nurse navigators and expert technologists to help you navigate through evaluation and treatment needs or to answer any questions you may have along the way. Our specialized breast care nurses will help guide you through the process of detection, diagnosis, and treatment. They are part of our multidisciplinary team, working closely with the radiologist, primary care providers, oncologists, surgeons, genetic counselors, clinical trials nurse and other health care professionals throughout your journey. Our multidisciplinary team meets regularly to collaboratively discuss and review every patient at York Hospital with a new breast cancer diagnosis, to develop a treatment plan that is based on current treatment guidelines and best practice.
York Hospital’s Breast Care services promise you the most accurate diagnosis using the highest quality breast imaging available. We will answer all your questions personally and promptly, offering guidance to support treatment decisions based on the best science available. Whether it is a routine mammogram or advanced breast treatment—getting prompt, personal answers and expert care is paramount.
The Difference is 3D Mammography. . .
where we can find breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.
York Hospital Breast Care is proud to provide the latest in breast cancer screening in both York and Wells. Every patient is imaged with 3D Mammography (Digital Breast Tomosynthesis), which allows our breast radiologists to see breast tissue in ways never before possible. Our York and Wells locations also offer complete breast ultrasound for patients with dense breast tissue, and targeted ultrasound if needed, as part of your diagnostic imaging work-up. Additionally, our York location provides breast MRI and stereotactic (x-ray guided) breast biopsy services.
BREAST CARE SERVICES OFFERED:
Mammography: Every York Hospital Breast Care patient receives 3D tomosynthesis mammography, performed by our expert technologists. 3D tomosynthesis mammography is proven to detect on average 41% more invasive breast cancer than 2D alone. 3D tomosynthesis is also proven to reduce call backs by up to 40% compared to 2D alone.
Breast Ultrasound: York Hospital Breast Care has been performing complete breast ultrasound for dense breast tissue for over 10 years, longer than any Breast Center on the Seacoast. This experience results in a lower false positive rate (fewer follow-up exams and unnecessary biopsies), and an increased cancer detection rate. Adding supplemental complete breast ultrasound in patients who have dense breast tissue mammographically results in increased detection of smaller, node negative breast cancers. Finding these earlier stage breast cancers gives our patients a higher chance of cure.
Breast MRI: At York Hospital Breast Care, every patient is screened to see if they are at high risk for developing a breast cancer (3-5% of patients typically qualify as high risk). Patients who are considered at high risk, based on either personal or family history, are offered to have additional screening with breast MRI. This is typically performed 6 months from your annual screening mammogram. To learn more about breast MRI click here (Button taking you to our Breast MRI brochure).
Image Guided Biopsy
Image Guided Biopsy: Every physician at York Hospital Breast Care is a board-certified, breast fellowship-trained radiologist who works exclusively as a breast radiologist. This expertise is paramount to performing accurate and safe breast biopsies with minimal discomfort. Our breast radiologists perform stereotactic tomosynthesis, ultrasound, and MRI-guided breast biopsies.
Image Guided Localization
Image Guided Localization: At York Hospital, our board-certified breast fellowship-trained radiologists also perform breast tumor localization in collaboration with our surgeons using MagSeed. MagSeed is a wireless, non-radioactive, inert seed made of surgical-grade stainless steel. The MagSeed is removed by your surgeon during surgery.
MALE & TRANSGENDER BREAST CARE INFORMATION
York Hospital’s breast care team offers services for our male and transgender patients as well. For further information on male breast cancer and care for transgender patients, please click the links below.
BREAST CARE SERVICE LOCATIONS:
York Hospital – Main Campus Location
15 Hospital Drive, York, Maine 03909
Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Occasional Wednesdays: 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Patients for Breast Care should arrive via the Hospital Drive entrance from York Street (directly across from the statue in the center of York Village). Park in the lot on the right and use the HANCOCK WING entrance, following the Hancock Hallway directly to York Hospital’s Breast Care Center located at the end of the hallway. Registration is on your right.
The York location offers: 3D digital tomosynthesis mammography, ultrasound, ultrasound guided biopsy, stereotactic breast biopsy, all pre-operative MagSeed localizations, and full breast MRI services.
York Hospital in Wells Location
112 Sanford Road, Wells, Maine 04090
(Building B, 2nd Floor)
Monday: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wednesday–Friday: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
York Hospital’s Breast Care Center in Wells is located in BUILDING B on the Wells Campus. Upon entering the campus from Sanford Road/Route 109, please bear LEFT at the sign, and Building B is on your left. The office is on the second floor.
The Wells location offers: 3D digital tomosynthesis mammography, ultrasound, ultrasound guided biopsy and ultrasound guided pre-operative MagSeed localization.
Appointments are available Monday–Friday in York and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in Wells.
Both locations offer expanded morning hours for your convenience.