The Breast Clinic is the pioneer in breast imaging in the Philippines. It was established in 1993 under the patronage of Raul G. Fores, MD. It has been then a comprehensive clinic for the examination of the breasts and patients are encouraged to actively participate in managing their breast health.
The Breast Clinic is committed to providing the highest quality and cost-effective breast-imaging services, including digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography), breast ultrasound (sonomammogram), and interventional procedures (ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy, stereotactic core needle biopsy, wire needle localization, cyst aspiration, fine needle aspiration biopsy, biopsy clip placement, and galactography).
The Clinic’s all-female team is led by highly-trained breast Radiologists and supported by specialized Radiologic Technologists, specialty-trained Nurses, and Administration Staff.
Mammogram and breast ultrasound procedures are offered at both MakatiMed Breast Clinic and MakatiMed Wellness Center (at the Ayala North Exchange), while special procedures such as core biopsy, needle wire localization, galactography, among others are performed at the main hospital building.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)
Use of low-dose ionizing radiation to examine a breast. It allows the Radiologist to look at breast tissues in greater detail and detect early breast cancer among men and women. It can also pick up changes in the breast even before a patient and Physician can notice symptoms. Calcifications, or small calcium deposits that develop in breast tissues are more visible in mammograms than on ultrasound. It is the best screening and diagnostic procedure to detect early breast cancer and abnormalities with or without symptoms.
The procedure is recommended annually to the following:
Breast Ultrasound (Sonomammogram)
A complementary study to mammography that uses sound waves to evaluate and detect breast abnormalities, and characterize breast nodules (small, round lumps), whether solid or cystic in nature. A breast ultrasound procedure is an established, effective diagnostic technique that also uses high-frequency ultrasound waves for imaging and elastography.
Elastography is a sonographic imaging technique that provides additional information regarding the stiffness or elasticity of breast lesions (damages or abnormalities in the tissue).
Ultrasound is used to examine breast changes in both men and women, which can define abnormalities that can be visible or invisible through mammography. It can also be used to show the difference between cystic and solid masses.
Chairperson of the Department of Radiology:
Jackson U. Dy, MD
Section Head of Breast Clinic:
Fay A. Coloma, MD